avoiding the big bang (United States) published:
"Or we could have beet cake," I told my friend Charlotte, at nine years old, sitting on the front porch. "It's great. Chocolate cake. And we put buttercream frosting on it."
"Beet cake?" Laura interjected. "Has that got beets in it?"
"No," I said readily. "It's just called that." I turned back to my friend. "It's fun. When you make it the batter turns magenta."
Laura smiled a little. If she discerned anything in that moment she kept...
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