1: A flourish after a signature, originally as a precaution against forgery
Years of practice had prepared her for this moment. Her heart raced and sweat dampened her palms. She wiped them off on her jeans then picked up the pen. All eyes were on her as she signed her name. She added a paraph.
Pride swelled in her chest as she handed the book back to the guy. He beamed at her then quickly opened it to see her autograph. Suddenly, he barked out a laugh.
“What is wrong?”
He continued to chuckle and turned the book for her to see. Horror twisted through her. She spelled her own name wrong.