What Else Is Possible?

(Written March 4, 2014) A man comes to me, showing a cow hide, with tan spots. He’s pulling on the edges as he walks. “How many times have I told you, no more killing? For this, I sentence you to mucking for two years, with your pay cut in half. After a year, you may…

Outline

I. Black woman yelling, for 13-year-old son, out of two-story, rundown house A. Decides son at friends doing drugs when should be at school B. Goes to find, and get, son C. Finds son just before putting needle in arm II. Son doing criminal activity such as stealing A. Son gets caught; taken to jail…

Rochelle Andersen

A young girl, 9 years old, comes running into her house excited, calling out for her mother. She looks in the kitchen first, that’s where she usually is, baking a “goody” for after school. Mother isn’t there so she looks in her bedroom, living room, back outside, around the house. No one is there. Her…

Sara

I couldn’t blame him for wanting her. She was beautiful with the likes of Snow White. Long, flowing black hair with a touch of curl. But yet I couldn’t see why she would want to go with him. He wasn’t that good-looking, and she even told me that I was better looking than he was.…

Another Chance

“You told me I could come back if I changed.” “I also told you to come back before I found someone.” “So, I took a little bit longer than you could hold. Can’t we have another chance?” “You’re gonna have to fight for one. I’m not giving in so easily this time.” “You want a…

Timmy

“Can I come too?” “No, Timmy! I’ve told you time, and time again. No!” “But…but….” “No buts about it! Stay inside until we get back!” Door slams against the silence of the night. Casen, and Simon Peter walk toward the forest with guns, flashlights, and rope.

Jim

“Can Jim come out to play?” I asked. “I haven’t seen him for two days.” “No, he’s sick, and needs to relax. Come again tomorrow.”