…a shame


‘I don’t mean to be rude’ I said, ‘but what are you people?’

‘We’re peculiar,’ he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. ‘Aren’t you?;

‘I don’t know. I don’t think so’

‘That’s a shame.’

Source: Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Image: Sara Jane Szikora

Inky’s Take: Peculiar, hmmmm (flipping through her dictionary, finally alighting on one page)…  it doesn’t mean frightening, dangerous, evil, or cataclysmic.

(reads further) It just means different.  (tosses the dictionary) How prosaic…