Michelle McAlister

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Misha and the Young Belarussians

By Michelle McAlister


NINE-YEAR OLD Misha thinks no one is watching. His unusually large, round blue eyes scan the kitchen. His papery, quasi-translucent hand reaches out to steal fruit from atop a plastic table. The muscles of his tiny hand tremble as he jerks a banana from its bunch.

He sticks it down his pants, then

Misha and the Young Belarussians2017-04-24T02:32:18-07:00

Cripple Creek

by Michelle McAlister

Sometimes you can find hope in the most unlikely places.

I have a photograph taken 30 years ago ingrained in my head: My twin sister and I are posing behind one of those propped-up cardboard scenes where tourists are encouraged to snuggle up to the painted display and center their own, smiling faces

Cripple Creek2015-12-22T22:57:46-08:00