Courtney T. Ball

Throwing Rocks at Ralph

I walked out the back door of my friend David’s house the other day—we always go in and out the back door; I don’t know why—and his big dog Ralph started barking at me like he...

Shadow of Hope

I wrote this story a few months ago and recently revised it to enter into a “short, short story” contest. The photo is of my daughter and me, taken several years ago in...

Galaxy Nexus

I am beautiful. Sleek, black, intelligent, and—yes, I’ll say it—sexy. Run your fingers along my curves and planes, my smooth, firm, unblemished skin. Watch my face light up, eager to...

Our Response to Brokenness

Warning: this article contains profanity and may not be suitable for children. I heard angry yelling coming from the street outside. Up to that point, it had been a relaxing Saturday...