Thich Quang Duc

It is the 11th of June, 1963. A man steps into a busy intersection in Saigon. Wearing the robes of a Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc emerges from the car he had been riding in. The car is part of a procession; a group of a few hundred monks and nuns marching in two columns …

Poetic Device

Alex had loved Maya. Still loved her actually. Had loved her even as she looked him in the face and told him that she was in love with her boss at Jamba Juice, Zach. He even loved her when the words “pregnant and getting married” left Maya’s lips, a moment before the car door had …

The Princess

It was all Jason could do to not walk away right then and there. * * * He let her wear the dress that she had wanted to the mall, the bright pink and purple princess one. He let her wear her pink ballerina shoes out of the house, even though he knew they were …

The Doubter

Seeing them on the television screen brings it all back to me, the stout little green legs dangling from the sides of the dark furred bats; reptilian tails trailing behind in the air as the wings of the bats beat fast enough to keep rider and mount flying smoothly through the air. The five of …

Common Core

“No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other …