Who was Addison Stone? I'll never really know; we never met. I followed her from afar, a bright light in the dark. I studied her moves, her looks, read every magazine article and online tabloid tidbit. I envied her artwork and the apparent ease with which she produced it. I've tried to paint like her, but it's no use; we're worlds apart in every way.
I had a Google Alert set to inform me of her latest shenanigans. But I wasn't prepared for the deluge come July 29th; I clicked the link where the message was clipped, and it kept going. Tons of speculation, but no clear picture. Did she jump? Was she pushed? Or was it just a tragic accident borne of carelessness, a gust of wind in the wrong direction? I'll never really know, though I still get alerts every day. Even now the so-called news outlets and online gossips can't say.
The girl is gone, but her memory lives; I can close my eyes and see her clearly.
I'm Not Here, Alethea Allarey (2014).
Acrylic on canvas. 11" x 14".
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About the author
Adele Griffin is a two-time National Book Award Finalist and the highly acclaimed author of numerous books for young adult and middle grade readers. Her works include Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, as well as the popular Witch Twins and Vampire Island series. Adele lives with her husband, Erich; their two young children; and their dog, Edith, in Brooklyn, New York.
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