Of Schools and Girls and Other Things

 In What I'm Reading

Being crippled by four feet of snow (in the last 48 hours) isn’t always a terrible thing. After all, I’ve gotten to catch up on some reading. I do love novels but much my reading time is devoted to short stories, a genre dear to my heart.

This is why I want to share with you a story by Tomiko Breland recently published in the  December issue of Ploughshares. The author, the winner of the Emerging Writer’s Contest, has toyed with structure and multiple viewpoints, weaving the past into the present and future to craft a story everyone should read. Her subject? School violence, its roots and its irreversible consequences.

Rosalee Carrasco is a moving and thoughtful piece and it’s available @ https://www.pshares.org/issues/winter-2014-15/rosalee-carrasco-emerging-writers-contest-winner-fiction

It won’t take long to read and if you are a teacher or a parent, you won’t be able to stop until you’ve finished. I hope you will take some time out of your day to give it a look.

The shoveling can wait. It’s pointless anyway.

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