Have You Ever Seen Anything Like It?

by Abigail Rudibaugh In 5th grade Art classour new project wasto make clay food.The teacher askedit to be life-like. But at home I sawa pile of clay berriesshiny and perfectsitting on the sillabove the sink. So I decided to makea giant strawberry—different than all the rest—as a surprise giftto the collection. I didn’t know the […]

A Brief Moment That Mattered

By Abigail Rudibaugh Fresh language revives mebetter than a hot cup of coffee.Its fingers motioning secret accessto another world only lastinganother moment, while I breakthe magnetic pull of my warmlayered bed of cotton softin curiosity as my daughterdeclares, “The sunrise is wakingus up with all its colors.”.With the blinds closedshe must have seen itseeping through […]