I aim to write a short story about a seven year old that witnesses her aunt dying from cancer, but the magical realism comes in when the girl is alone with her aunt and her aunt becomes a kind of creepy monster that comes after the little girl for her vitality. It is supposed to deal with the innocence of life before the realization of death. This is the opening so far: "I stand near the door while Mom coos and soothes Aunt Lola into a light, wary sleep. Ever since she had that operation on her head she has been the opposite of who she is." The thing is, I want it to be first person of the child so I am wondering if I can write like a seven year old would talk without it sounding terrible. It is for a grade, too, so I want it to be good work. Thanks!