I’ve never been here; I feel like I grew up here. And I feel like those two aren’t actually incompatible. It is not a literary device to show you how strong the sentiments can be that are instilled by storybooks, but rather a suggestion from … Continue reading Boston Train
That morning—December 15, year-with-iPods-and-no-iPhones—was sponsored by a sun already bored of having risen. The sky was opaque with clouds; it translated brilliance into stagnancy, and the world was irreparably awake. What—sixteen hours to go? We sleep a lot but less than we think. The tremendous … Continue reading New York Flight
Submitted by Jonny Booker See that spot right there– The one that looks like others nearby? There, the ground is lower And the grass is high via Alexandria — Vita Brevis
Margery had forgotten her reading glasses somewhere. She squinted as she read: In fact, parents should become familiar with the signs of giftedness even before their child starts school. Most school districts do not even start identifying children for gifted programs until second or third … Continue reading How Do You Know if Your Kid is Gifted?
“The animal garden was huge. It was so much bigger than a regular garden. You couldn’t see all of it at once—you had to walk around. “All those animals needed a place to rest and a place to wander. They needed places to sleep and … Continue reading In The Animal Garden
If you’ve ever had an impulse to hug the ground… you know how strong the impulse can be to hug the ground. When it happened I remembered lamenting that the ground was not smaller and round—something I could get my arms and legs around. Then … Continue reading An Acceptable Time
They all have such straight lower backs, such loud eyes and quiet mouths. You’d think they’d save that for when they had jobs that required suits. Alas, they wondered around behind the counter of the cafe not like they had dignity, but like it was … Continue reading Seb