September/October 2008

When I Was Five

When I was five, I got out of school. It was the first day and I had already made friends. But none of us knew what was happening. I heard a lot of talk about crash mess fall tall. Why was everyone talking about mess fall hit hurt and tears. Fear. My mom took me […]

A Different Kind of Light

Amy ran. She ran and ran and ran and ran because she never wanted to stop. She flew past churches and office buildings, the sound of her Nikes crushing the gravel guiding her. Her muscles didn’t hurt; her skin was simply a garment she could peel off when she got hot. Amy wanted to get […]

I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter

I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter, by Lynn Cullen; Bloomsbury Children’s Books: New York, 2007; $16.95 How many of you know who Shakespeare or Beethoven were? Many of you, probably, but how many of you know who Rembrandt was? I know who Shakespeare and Beethoven were, but I had no idea who Rembrandt was until I read […]