Lessons learned ... or notFirst Day at School (Excerpt from The Circle Line) - Deb Atwood
His mother patted his arm. "There you are, Parker. Have fun at school." Her footsteps clicked away. Parker stared into the room. Small chairs stood grouped around square tables, and in the center of each table was an orange juice can holding pencils with erasers standing up like pink buds ....
Love Song - Cathy Barber
Someday you'll break your mother's heart....
Sit-in, 1962 - Sandra Randwill
I didn't know her name: the dark-haired girl in the back corner of the paddywagon, the one who kicked the cop who dragged her from her stool at the lunch counter, the only one of us in cuffs ...
Good to Go - Andrew Jones
As soon as Winfield said, "I don't fear death one bit," I knew a drunken lecture was going to take place. I watched as he tilted toward the fire. As he moved, a trail of colors followed slowly and jaggedly behind him. The shrooms were starting to take effect ...A Survivor's Hands - Pauline Burchfield
My hands were too heavy to hold you.
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