By Elizabeth Barone
© 2012 by Elizabeth Barone.
These stories are works of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author's imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons—living or dead—is entirely coincidental.
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Chelsea stares at the array of school supplies sitting in her backseat: a dozen notebooks, three fabric lunch boxes, two backpacks, and other things her mother bought that she hadn't even had the chance to look at yet. One of the lunch bags matches one of the backpacks. She rolls her eyes and sighs.