Caroline's folks were old enough to be her grandparents and too tired to have any fun with her anymore. She thought the older kids had gotten all the good times with Mom and Dad. Then she climbed the neighbor's windmill and froze at the top. The story is about what she did to get down and how, in the process, she found out more about herself than in her previous 11 years.
HOPSCOTCH magazine bought this story, which was based on the true experience of a friend. More of it, plus the really cool illustrations the magazine added to the story, can be seen at my website under the Stories section (http://members.shaw.ca/sandra-bell/index.html)