My short "Murdering Our Darlings" is up on Red Peter. Thanks, Steve. This is a big departure from my usual narrative style, and was inspired by a recent three-day camping trip I took with my daughter's 4th Grade Class. The trip triggered a lot of "voices" from my own childhood, most of which I'd be quite happy to forget.
My own childhood experiences aside, a total of one hundred children attended the above-mentioned camp, and over the course of the trip I really became aware of an overall absence of RESPECT for children in our society, not unlike the absence of RESPECT for our aged. Okay, I'm getting down off my soapbox now. As always, thanks for reading.