by Christina Martin

She sits bathed in sunlight for the last time, the warmth of it keeping her from feeling like a ghost. Tomorrow's the day for that, for others to see nothing but a fragment of a girl surrounded by comfort and family and feeling lost all the same. Tomorrow she'll be elsewhere, in a place where numbers and calculations are no longer suffocating in their displacement. Tomorrow she'll have a purpose beyond superficial satisfaction and for once she'll feel challenged. For once, she'll be happy. Tomorrow's the day for that, today's the day for the sun.


Christina Martin is a poor college student with far too much time on her hands.