I’d like to write more fiction. So many stories…
Between Sunlight and the Skipping
–by Laura Lee
(Reprinted with permission; a version of this story was published in 2013 at Staxtes.com)
Last Sunday evening I decided to take a ride to a park and watch the sunset, but found the sunlight flooding my eyes. I reached for my sunglasses, remembering how often during the last several years I was one of those people driving at night while wearing sunglasses. I needed to hide my eyes.
“Excuse me! Lady!” Abdullah said, skipping from the porch to the garage.
Abdullah is a chubby black- haired boy who lives next door, a boy who seems to smile all the time. I noticed that he had on dark green sweat pants and wondered how he could be skipping in such heat. His older brother Hassan was still sitting on the stairs next door.
“Excuse me, please. Can I? Please, can I please…
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