November/December 2007

The Opposite Direction

The icy November breeze Chilled my neck, as muggy Gray clouds hid the brilliant sun. Laying my rake down, giving it a rest From clawing the leaves into a pile, When the desperate cries of wood thrushes came to my ears. The enormous amount of birds made me suck in the crisp air. I exclaimed, […]

The Black Cat

At the age of sixty, I can’t say I remember many things vividly. Eight years has certainly felt like a long time. Eight years since I saw the slave being sold down by Mississippi. He was young and strong, a handsome man. I still see his face in my mind’s eye. “Sold!” cried the auctioneer. […]

The Green Glass Sea

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages; Viking Children’s Books: New York, 2006; $16.99 Suze reached in and picked up a book, riffling the pages with a thumb. The Boy Mechanic, she said, snickering. “Why do you have that?’ “They didn’t make one for girls,” Dewey replied. Have you ever done something that you really […]

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