Grandma’s heart



















Written by Elen Lewis, illustrated by Rosie Paynter
Inspired by George’s Marvellous Medicine


As George told it

His grandma’s heart

Was sliced with ice

Shards of glass

Darker than darkly.


When she croaked

It was drill on dry stone

And her clutch

Was a tightrope

That made him fall down.


When she glared

It was a chest thump

That snatched his breath

Until his soul stretched pale

And started to fray.


When she shrieked

It was a cave echo

That lost his name

And all sense of who he was

And what he might be.


As George told it

His grandma’s heart

Gave him one choice

To be bravellous

Braver than bravely.


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