Everyone avoided me like the plague. I was the new girl, shy, modest, and strange. When they saw me, they did not actually see me. They saw just a foreign face from somewhere out west. I had no one. Until I met Maria Santaria.
I dropped the candy bar at the counter, but the girl behind the register didn’t notice. Her nose was buried in a magazine – one from the display, some movie star got fat. I cleared my throat in attempt to get her […]