me: "What's this on the wall?" [point to Lily's latest artwork.]
Lily: [Shrugs.] "It's signed 'Sam.'"
me: "I know. But it's in your handwriting."
Lily: [Stares at me in a loaded silence.]
me: "Do you have anything to say?"
Lily: "My handwriting is on the fridge, too." [Pause.] "I could take you to see it." [Pause.] "It's there in the note I wrote you so you could remember what I was like when I was little. Where I put a picture of my hands." [Pause and plaintive look.] "My little, little, hands."
Writing a Novel Subplot
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