Found crumpled on the floor of the #75 bus.

Adil’s Idea of Storytelling

I used this quote in an ESL presentation about children’s writing. I’ve saved it since 1996.

Don’t Give It to War

Found a block from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Written on musical notation paper. Maybe this was an assignment for some sort of class on protest songs. There’s something to be said about avoiding moral arguments and getting straight to the point: war costs money, and I want the money instead.

And You Said MY Grammar Was Bad

To the best of my knowledge, this is a letter written from a parent to a child. The irony of it all makes my head go silly inside.


Found this on the sidewalk on my way home from a movie.

Great Job Reading

I found this piece on the sidewalk about a quarter-mile from my daughter’s elementary school.

When You Gotta Go

I go for walks in my neighborhood every evening and always keep my eyes open for anything I could send in. I found this note near my front door upon returning home from one of my walks. Looks like Stevie’s mom didn’t get this note.


Some thoughts by Tatiana.