Tiffany’s grandma sees something wild in her future — but is Tiffany prepared for the powerful shape it will take?
I’m what people call “a late bloomer.”
This May, not long after my sixteenth birthday, I finally started my period for the first time and shifted from blah to bombshell overnight.
For me, it was a relief.
My mom, on the other hand, had a full-scale panic attack. Before you could say “Xanax,” she packed me up and shipped me off to my grandmother, who at the time was predicting the future in Missouri off I-35.
“Cat Calls” was originally published as a short story in Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists and Other Matters Odd and Magical, edited by Deborah Noyes (Candlewick, 2009).