An Imaginary Gunman

My arms chugged back and forth, back and forth on the elliptical as sweat trickled down my face. A girl in front of me on the treadmill wore knee-length grey spandex pants and a corral-colored tee. Her hair was pulled up tight with a lime green scrunchie. Her pony tail bounced up and down as she walked. I was watching something violent on the TV, as … Continue reading An Imaginary Gunman

John’s Birthday

Because today is a special day, sending birthday wishes simply won’t do, So I’m sending you a day when all of your dreams come true, And a year that means the most to you!* My mother gave me a gentle directive, “You will go and you will enjoy it.”  I was six.  John was in my class.  He’d invited all Miss McDonald’s first grade students to his … Continue reading John’s Birthday