August 2017

Sounds by Rita Ciresi

areil satellite view of connecticutt, showing rivers into ocean

Niantic, Willimantic. Pattagansett, Hammonasset. Naugatuck, Saugatuck, Aspetuck. Shetucket…. I am seven years old. Our second grade teacher makes us memorize the Connecticut rivers.

Future Perfect by Tricia Theis

numbers indicating which check-out line it is

The woman who stood in front of me in the checkout line at the grocery store had Down syndrome. She was shorter than me by almost a foot and I couldn’t tell how old she was.