My short story “To Herself” was published in the inaugural issue of the Kartika Review in Winter 2007.  You can read it for free online.  It can also be purchased in the Inaugural Year Anthology.

“To Herself” imagines the exasperation of an overworked public schoolteacher dealing with a difficult child who won’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance–and the sensitivity that she feels required to show to the child’s equally difficult and surprising mother.