Jane’s Veins Two diaries: one lies, the other dreams until reality Loops into illusion. Neither records terrorist attacks, murder rates, or evolving leaders. One contains measurements of her bust size; one holds friendship and love, pursued, sustained, or in need of resuscitation. Both contain hate for prettier girls. Each smells soft as if sprinkled with powder. One is black and plain, that’s kept under her bed. The other is pink and has birds and flowers on the cover that’s often on her desk. The world is microscopic. Each night as her wrist moves the pages, she scripts with red juice.
Allison Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author, she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored, and The Sane Asylum.
A typo — the first two words: “Two diaries”.