It’s a great big world out there and Bessie Stringfield wanted to see it all. It’s a common desire and, as in “Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bessie Stringfield” by Joel Christian Gill, [...]
Your favorite toy came apart yesterday. That’s okay, though; it snapped right back together. It’s made to come apart, in fact; it’s one of those things you can build with and you like doing [...]
The color of your parents’ refrigerator is…. um, white. You can’t remember exactly because it’s covered in artwork: your school projects, your sister’s drawings, your little brother’s scribbles. Face it: you’re an artistic family [...]
The fix won’t be quick. It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that have been on your mind lately: social issues, inequality, poverty, politics, apathy, violence. Those ills didn’t arrive [...]
Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery issue that’s [...]
Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you, inspire you, and sympathize with you.
The rules are very simple:don’t, don’t, and don’t. Don’t swing the bat too late. Don’t hug the ball while running down the court. Don’t get tackled. And whatever you do, don’t let the other [...]
In every love life, there’s always The One That Got Away. He got away because you were both too young, too scared, too broke or too different. Things were said that couldn’t be unsaid, [...]
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown. You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now, you’re too little. But why not?
“Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you don’t – and there are plenty of things [...]