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of sight. Kate wanted to smash a clipboard into Bonnie’s face and watch her thin nose flatten like a pancake. Her arm gave an involuntary twitch. For a fleeting moment, she wished that their fight for the seat of PTA president could be decided physically. Sterling walked up. Kate was always surprised to see her daughter again. So often she was distracted by her son’s care that she half expected her daughter would find another family and never return, like Snoopy, the cat she had when she was younger, that ran off after her father brought home a stray mutt he’d rescued on the highway. “The kids will be watching a movie soon.” Bonnie looked at Sterling. “Does that sound good, honey?” Sterling smiled and nodded. Kate looked at the two of them and felt jealous. Bonnie, of all people, had gotten Sterling to smile. Sterling flipped her hair. “Have some food first.” Bonnie gestured to a long table across the room draped with a heavily creased paper tablecloth. Michelle, standing behind Kate, whispered, “Is that food? I thought it was science supplies — so many chemicals.”


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