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Better Than One This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Calla, Los Angeles, CA

Tiny snowflakes floated from the sky and melted as they touched the ground. Though visibility was fine, I wasn't used driving in anything worse than light rain. I drove slower than the flow of traffic either in order to arrive at Starbucks in one piece, or to postpone the awkward rendezvous for as long as possible – I wasn't sure which. When I held the brake down for an extra second after the light turned green, angry honks from drivers behind me sounded. I pressed my foot on the gas and made a wide left turn due to my limited experience in my rented SUV.

A piece of paper lay on the dashboard – my short Facebook exchange with Dorothy Jameson, and the reason I found myself in Seattle in the dead of winter. I don't know if it's lawful in a closed adoption for the adoptee to contact her birth mother after twenty-one years, but I had done just that.

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Why does this not have more comments? This story's amazing. Keep on writing.
May. 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM • Report
loved it so very much! wow! next famous author? i think yes!!!!!
May. 08, 2013 at 4:33 PM • Report