“Why are you being so nice to me?” The woman asked the black teenager as she unpacked the groceries.  She had hurt her ankle in a fall and was told to rest it for a week. The girl, her neighbor, offered to assist her until she was fully recovered.  She was following the example of… Read More Neighbor

It’s Time

Their lives don’t matter. Their cries fall on deaf ears. They can’t breathe. They suffocate.  They die. Their lives don’t matter. But that’s not true. Their lives do matter. That’s why we protest. That’s why we march. Enough is enough. It’s time for change. It’s time for action. It’s time for justice. It’s time to… Read More It’s Time

Loving Lin

I leaned against the wall, feeling numb.  I was still reeling from the shock of learning that Lin was engaged.  We broke up when he said that his parents were visiting from Beijing and that they wouldn’t approve of us living together.  I understood that because my parents were the same way, old-fashioned.  They always… Read More Loving Lin

The Lapel

“The interview will commence in ten minutes so you need to go over there and fix his lapel.”  Rhea was mortified.  “I can’t,” she protested. “Don’t be silly,” Angela snapped.  “You’re responsible for making sure that the guests look good in front of the camera.  Now get over there and fix the lapel or you… Read More The Lapel