A vivid childhood memory from the child’s perspective

Today I turn five years old. I'm in a tie-dye one piece bathing suit sitting in the sand next to my cousin who has already been five for six months. It's the beginning of summer but the freckles on my cheeks and nose have already popped out. I reach over to my cousins hair and …

Tell a complete stranger about a beloved family tradition

You open your eyes. You're smiling. It's a small smile because you're a little embarrassed to admit your excitement. You definitely won't admit to the small yet noticeable amount of butterflies in your stomach. Today is the day. Yet, part of you can't believe it's actually today. You linger in bed savoring this feeling. For …