"When I was 9, I went to a birthday party. We were supposed to see a cowboy movie, but the programming got screwed up and we saw The Bad Seed instead. Horrifying. For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails."
I may need to begin undermining her ability to lead sooner than I had imagined. Now shes pointing at me and drawing a paint-covered finger across her throat. Now she is laughing silently. Cackling. That is frightening.