Don't Even Hesitate by Tara Clark
Home by Julie Feferman
“What do you want to do after high school?” My U.S. history teacher questions. My classmates’ expectant eyes turn to me, and instantaneously, I feel heat ghost across my cheeks. I can picture the scarlet hues that must be forming on the tips of my ears.
Shyly, I shrug, “I don’t know…”
That’s a lie.
A Confession from behind a Vanity Screen (Overcoming Plastic) by Jori O’Grady
The house shakes like an earthquake from all the yelling. I remember sitting in my bedroom, wondering if one day the walls would decide they’ve had enough and just collapse. My door is tightly shut, but the yelling, cussing, and screaming still seem to flood right in. The harsh noises seem to pierce through my ears, and I begin to think of a way out, an escape from this suffocation. But where?
Plastic that’s what we are: silicon screens and a smile.