DWARFED is a YA manuscript featuring 16 year old Grace, who temporarily finds herself living on a working hog farm in Michigan where she feels . Grace has a big heart and a stubborn nature. She also has a genetic condition called achondroplasi a dwarfisam.
I shield my eyes from the brutal glare of the sun, and study the sparkling water. There’s no sign of my duck.
A flash of movement grabs my attention, and I watch a black feather cartwheel into the gelatinous debris. Trepidation curls my toes and bile fills my throat. The grounds sprinkled with a liberal layer of black feathers. Adelaide’s feathers.
I can’t believe I didn’t see them sooner.
Adelaide molts but she’s never lost this much of her plumage at one time. I pick up a feather. Blood transfers from the quill to my fingertips.