birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

First of Many

My childhood bedroom was shared with my sister. It was rectangular with white and a stucco ceiling. The floor was covered by a the softest shag rug with vibrant undulating rows of purple/red/orange/yellow. Stuffed animals lined the walls and guarded our beds. Standing at the entrance you could see the foot of my sister's bed with a night stand on the right-hand side followed by my bed positioned alongside the wall of glass shutter windows.

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