One leg missing and the other hanging by a thread, the bedraggled teddy bear had sat forgotten on the thrift shop shelf for years.
“I want her,” Mollie said.
Mollie’s mother frowned.
“Pick something better. It’s your birthday.”
Mollie rolled her wheelchair closer to the shelf.
“No, I want her.”
Lionel Ray Green is a horror and fantasy writer, an award-winning newspaper journalist, and a U.S. Army gulf war veteran living in Alabama. He ironically loves Bigfoot and hobbits and believes Babe is the greatest movie ever made.
“Can you drive?”
“I don’t see why that would matter when I’m applying for a banking position.”
“You need reliable transportation.”
“I get around,” Rick replied as he patted his guide dog’s head.
“We’ll be in touch.”
After twenty interviews just like this one, Rick knew that they were lying.
Rebecca Holland is a visually impaired writer from Pennsylvania. She is the author of the chapbook “Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse” and her work has appeared in The Drabble, Bold Blind Beauty, and CAPTIVATING, among others. She blogs about faith, books, and disability awareness at BeckieWrites.com.
Twenty feet away.
He goes faster and faster.
They’re catching up.
Ten feet away.
He can hear them behind him.
Five feet. Four, three…
It’s over! He’s won!
The blue ribbon wraps around his torso as he wheels toward his wife. Who says you need legs to win a race?
Rob works with individuals who suffer from physical disabilities. They inspired him to write this piece.
He always smiled and waved when she was walking by his house on the way to work. Her heart would start beating much faster, but she wondered why he never came out to talk, and it pained her.
Until the day she saw him leaving his place in a wheelchair.
Katya Duft is a translator, interpreter, and language teacher. She enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and her blog Tales from the Bus.