I’ve got it!
It’s like millions of stars exploding inside my head. This little package in my hands holds fourteen months of hard, hard work. It’s the children’s book. It’s here! I’ve got a copy! They’ve done it! All I have to do now is open it .. check it … get ready for that happy smile.
I run my hands over the envelope.
I look at the pretty stamps, the careful handwriting that has been scrawled on the label.
I wonder if whoever wrote the label realises the effect the book will have.
I can’t wait ……
I grab a corner of the white envelope.
I begin to tear the paper.
I see a brown corner.
It’s the book!
I close my eyes.
I hold my breath.
Then I begin to rip!
Anticipation rises in my throat.
I open my eyes … then ….
I close my eyes and rip some more.
Then I catch my breath …