An Unexpected Visitor

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Issue VII: Winter 2011

by Daisy Menkes Klein Housework always was the biggest challenge of my day to day life. Somehow my brain seemed not capable of organizing all the accumulated junk I owned. Eventually I figured out that the basis of good housekeeping is throwing or giving things away as soon as their utility becomes only slightly questionable […]

The Magic Kit

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Issue VII: Winter 2011

by Lynne Stolper The little girl waited patiently for her real magic kit to arrive.  The kit was to include a black wooden magic wand, a black silk top hat and a real live bunny rabbit.  She found the advertisement for the magic kit on the back of her Kellogg’s cereal box. Every day the […]

Regina, Holy Terror, Mother and Child

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Issue VII: Winter 2011

by Charles Fatone For three months my mother’s mental and physical condition began an accelerated deterioration. Between searching for 95-year-old legal documents to photocopy and mail and losing my eye-glasses, I’m frayed and rattled. I phone her the day before visiting. “Mother… Mother?” That is how she insists on being called. She is needy for […]

Being

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Issue VII: Winter 2011

by Giuliana Tepedino, Age 7 Being happy is pink. Being sad is blue. Being mad is grey. Being excited is red. Being afraid is black. Being happy smells like a chocolate heart. Being sad smells like sour lemon. Being mad smells like a strawberry smoothie. Being excited smells like chocolate chip cookies baking in the […]

Blue

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Issue VII: Winter 2011

Aima Anwar, Age 9 Blue sky Blue why? Blue water Blue sparkle If you turn around you’ll get a blue parkle Blue uniform But not a unicorn Blue bird It’s not a nerd Hopping and twirling and dancing and whirling and… BLUE! Next Page –>