Taking Candy from Babies

Taking Candy from Babies

I don’t eat processed foods but for once, I needed candy. I waited all day for a senior I’ve been trying to convert to healthy eating, because I knew she’d have junk food. I lurked around corners and told her friends I was waiting. Finally, she...
When You Have the Bad Kid…

When You Have the Bad Kid…

“Declan broke this pencil on purpose. He’ll have to replace it.” Yet another note from school. “Why did you do that?” I ask. He gives me a blank stare like he got his mind erased in a sci-fi movie. I have to funnel down excuses...
Shakespeare’s on the Discount Shelf

Shakespeare’s on the Discount Shelf

There they sat, alone in my inbox for just ninety-nine cents. The Bard himself and my beloved Mark Twain. Ninety-nine cents each, that is, for a grand total of a dollar ninety-eight. “This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single,...