THE SENIOR CENTER

As we grow older, friendship becomes even more meaningful. The women in this story share an unbreakable bond that has withstood the challenges of life.   At 11:00 a.m. sharp the doors opened, and the regulars carefully started making their way into the nondescript community building that played such an important role in their lives. … More THE SENIOR CENTER

THE RAIN

It’s not an easy thing knowing you are going to die, but Kathleen knew that would soon be her fate. Her illness had progressed to the point that the final outcome was now a certainty. She had enjoyed a satisfying career as a nurse. In fact, in 1952, she was one of the first black … More THE RAIN

REFLECTIONS

In the early summer afternoon, seven-year-old Carter Stevens stood transfixed as he stared intently at his reflection in the calm water. Because of his autism, he was mesmerized by mirrors, windows or anything else that reflected his image. Out here in the fresh air, his senses were relaxed. He felt the warm sunlight on his … More REFLECTIONS

THE EXPERIMENT

As she walked into the main lobby, Marilyn took a deep breath and tried unsuccessfully to control her nervousness. The tension had been mounting all morning, and now that the meeting was about to happen, she was having doubts about the entire thing. What if she had miscalculated the value of the interaction? What if … More THE EXPERIMENT