Chapter 1
Zippy and Clover: An Introduction
“Hullo there, my name’s Zippy. Well my full name’s Zipporah Anne Bell, But I like to be called Zippy. I’m thirteen years, twenty-three days, three months and four minutes old…”
“And I’m Clover, her best friend. Clover Green.” The girl smiles wide as the sky into the camera.
“What are you doing?” Zippy pushes the power button. She frowns.
“Introducing myself.” Clover smooths out the wrinkles in her shirt.
“Well you interrupted me.”
“You were being verbose. Why can’t you say you’re thirteen. Folks don’t care about how many nanoseconds you are. Hi, I’m Zippy. I’m Clover and we’re fabulous girls entering eighth grade. And scene. Fade to black.” Clover takes a bow.
“Um, Clover the camera isn’t on.”