The Boy with the Headache

Once upon a time, there lived a boy who felt like he always had a headache. He couldn’t remember a time when he didn’t have a headache. He lived in a cold, snowy country, and sometimes he would go outside, and catch snowflakes with his tongue, and dance in the snowstorm, coming in cold and […]


2AM Tuesday morning. New moon and clouds obliterate any starlight. I don’t believe in new starts. I can’t.  And yet … Mara sleeps next to me. Her dream-kicks woke me again. The only time she ever cries is in her sleep. None of us tell her, because she’s not the only one. I remember the […]

The Numbers in My Head

The numbers won’t keep still. They keep jumping round in my head, and turning and chasing each other, until I can’t even remember which way they’re supposed to be. And I look at my worksheet, and the numbers in my head laugh, and go off to play another game of tag. I tell them to […]