Tired

Dog-tired, Maddie slowly climbed the stairs, carrying bags of groceries.  This week, she had worked three consecutive 12 hour shifts, from 7:00pm to 7:00am. After she left the hospital, she had a long bus ride home and then had to stop at the supermarket. She let herself into her small apartment and headed for the kitchen. … Read More Tired

Neighbor

“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