At least Mom doesn’t walk me all the way to the door. That would be so embarrassing!… They can be stolen away and terrible things can be done to them… I used to be that little girl, the one walking with her mom… What does she think is gonna happen in this dumb neighborhood?… I think she watches the kids walking to school… I wonder if I’ll make it until spring….

Written by Anne Stringer
Narrated by Stacey Griffith

Copyright 2006 Anne Stringer and Rick Stringer
March 2006