The man sighs as he pulls on his well-worn boots, cinches his long coat tight around himself, remembering the last time he received a hug. Shaking his head to clear it, he slugs out of his small apartment and into the bitter cold London streets. He begins to drag his feet forward as he wonders … Continue reading Retail

Maria Teresa

In 1943, England launched a series of air raids on Italy in hopes of defeating the axis powers. Certain areas of the country were left untouched, however my grandmother’s hometown was bombed two times during that year. She was only six years old when she had to help her seven siblings assemble a bomb shelter … Continue reading Maria Teresa

3rd Grade

The chubby Nigerian boy burst into tears. They traveled down his cheeks through his chin and dripped onto his orange polo shirt. I stood there, staring as his cries grew louder and louder. I didn’t know much about him, only that he was a fan of Michael Jackson and that he was from Nigeria. His … Continue reading 3rd Grade