Of Grunts and Spatulas

by Anthony Del Broccolo

My older sister, Ellen, is one year older than I am, and she’s mentally retarded. We shared a bedroom until I was 6 and she was 7. She carries a spatula and makes weird noises and grunts a lot. I am now 10 years old and we are grocery shopping at the local market. People are staring at her. Or maybe they are staring at me.


Anthony Del Broccolo is a freelance TV and screenwriter living in Los Feliz, California. (Click here to make a donation to Anthony, half of which will support 6S.)