Dear Anne, age 14: Stop looking in the mirror. Just stop. News flash: You’re still flat-chested. There’s nothing there. Zip, zilch, nada. You’re 4’11”. You barely weigh 90 pounds. Strangers think you’re 10. Mom sneaks you into movies at the under-12 price. You eat off the kiddie menu in restaurants….
The night your dream comes true, everything should go according to plan. Your groomsman zooms your pumpkin coach along the carpool lane past traffic, and finds the site of the ball without GPS. The hipster clerk greets you warmly, and one of your besties is already there with her daughter….
Sometimes, karma is a very nice bitch. A few years ago, the YA horror author Jonathan Maberry impressed the heck out of me while I was judging for the Cybils Awards. We were unanimous in picking his “Rot & Ruin” for the prize. A few years later, Maberry spotted me…