By Shania Kapoor Pride Illustrations by Heena Kapoor Koala wanted to play with her friends. She went outside and climbed to the top of a eucalyptus tree. She looked around but did not see any other koalas. Feeling sad, she started to slide down the tree trunk. Suddenly, she spotted a turtle! Yay!Continue reading “Koala and Turtle Become Friends”
By Gabrielle Pelayo “Childhood. It is a time where individuals are youthful and free to explore the world around them. Imagination runs rampant through a child’s mind and lets them soar to new heights.” Sophia pondered over the opening quote for a moment as she sat in her comfortable blue chair in her living room.Continue reading “The Play in Playground”
By: Mollie Williamson People remember me for a single item of clothing. Not the pearls dangling from my ears or skirting across my neck. Not for my hair swooped up into a tight blonde bun nor for the stunning topaz-blue dress that shone like diamonds in the candlelight. None of those items are enough toContinue reading “The Slipper”
By: Tina E. Anton You hear the playful shriek of children on the beachfront. You could pull back the window drape and watch them romp while reminiscing on your own childhood, but you are old, and you know better. Knuckles that are gnarled and ache before the summer rains have turned white from your gripContinue reading “Yellow Windbreaker”
By: Leah Holbrook Sackett Nancy wailed like any baby when wet or hungry. She grew into her quiet phase. Her Dad said Nancy had a soft mouth, then rained down kisses and praise for keeping a cool head. Dad was a union negotiator for Sweetgum County, he earned his living among the loud and willful.Continue reading “Spit On It”
By: Nina Fosati Vickie wasn’t a hard core Women’s Libber, but the notion of being a DJ appealed to her. Even though she had no experience, she auditioned for the college radio station. The manager said she had a sexy voice. When she was ready, he’d give her the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. slot.Continue reading “Can’t Walk Away”
By: Melody In her hollow eyes Lies a universe, A domain emitting with color. Sparkles circle her being, … A silver glow Radiates from her hands, Sweeping her to a faraway place. To a world of light. Learn more about Melody at our Featured Authors page.
By: Phyllis Greenberg Houseman In the summer of 1962, I traveled to Ecuador as part of a Peace Corps Volunteer group of science and math teachers. First, we trained for two months at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. Half-way through the course, our small team had the honor of meeting President John KennedyContinue reading “A Lesson in Cultural Priorities”