“Perhaps there are no accidents” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Kiera Lechlietner by © Emily Dozois

Image © Emily Dozois

An Interview with Kiera

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. The best memory was playing a scary game in the closet with my friends. We were passing a light around and one person was the zombie and they only stopped moving when the light was on. That was a lot of fun!

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. Somebody yelled at me at my birthday party and started arguing with me.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. I was surprised to get a craft kit when I was six.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. I love eating cheese fondue on my birthday.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Having fun and being kind.

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. No.