Tip of the Quill: A Journal

It’s amazing how J.K. Rowling makes 900 pages fly by so quickly. I just finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and, well, I don’t want to say too much about it, for fear that I’d ruin it for others, but… She certainly nails what it’s like to grow up. She’s very honest, and accurate.
There’s a scene in Neil Gaiman’s Brief Lives, which was my favorite of the Sandman books, where a little girl spends some time talking to the King of Dreams. Afterwards, her mother asks her, “What did he tell you, darling?” And the girl simply replies, with a sort of haunted look in her eyes, “True things.”
It’s like that.