A fifth-grade bully, a blossoming romance, a late-night crash
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Diana Maria Castro lives in Cotati, California, where she and the characters in her novel-in-progress, Blue Willow China, are busy posing for the storyteller’s canvas. Her work has appeared in Women’s Voices, The Healing Woman, and Abiko Literary Rag.
As she sat up, Annie kicked at a pile of hair near her feet. The hair screamed and begged for mercy. She told it to shut up or the broom was going to get it. After that the hair was quiet.
When I was a child I used to beg the Old Buddhist to tell this story over and over again, especially the descriptions of the soldiers.