For a while, Karen used my writing against me.
She based her insinuation upon some real themes, a zeitgeist you could say.
She knew: 1) there'd been episodes where I'd been "caught" for what I'd written; and 2) that the neighborhood kids had been taunting me.
She knew, too, that Mick thought lightly of my work. She surely knew that Mick would be unlikely to go see for himself; that he'd probably fall paranoid by what she'd said, and that that would work against me.
And that's all she wanted, that shrivelled-brain ugly bitch of a woman.