I went to…

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Nirmeen Shumman, age 10 In November 9, 2000 in Bay Ridge at the hospital, my mom stepped into the gray room. In a couple of minutes, I was born. In 2005, July 16 when I was 4 years old I went to the J.F.K. airport ready to go to Jordan. On the outside of […]

Reflection

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Wanda Santalis She looked at herself in the mirror one more time, and decided… she was ready. Her name is Irene. She is one of God’s greatest gifts to have been brought forth. She is so strong willed. Inspiring even through her failures. Never looking down on her, after opening her heart and eyes […]

A Secret on the Roof

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Edi Holley Harriet, I’m going to tell you a secret, only you must be very careful never to let this out. You can’t even tell Jack. Promise! Here’s the thing. Every night after 1:00pm I go up to the roof of our building, which happens to be right opposite the Brooklyn Bridge, and has […]

When I Grow Too Old to Dream

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

When I Grow Too Old to Dream By Elizabeth Carr “To sleep perchance to dream” is a Shakespearean line, a wish actually to enter into the land of REM sleep which allows the thoughts and images that pass through our minds in dreams while we sleep. Dreams can also be your companion while awake. I […]

I Am From

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Deeanna L. Seabrooks I’m from dark and white chocolates I’m from happy and sad faces I’m from small and large places I’m from the North and the South Sometimes I have a large mouth I’m from pork and the beef I’m from the Germans and the Indians I’m from large and great homes I’m […]