The Chalk Outline

Amanda Bussman
6 min readJul 27, 2021
Photo by Frederico Almeida on Unsplash

“I almost wish you’d fall” she could bet that the woman with the silver hair who’d watched them walk out of the grocery store would have scowled had she heard the sentence that had just come out of the young black boy’s mouth. The wish that she’d stumble and fall from her tight rope walk along the ledge of the library’s high walk, down onto the broken and cracked sidewalk. Instead, it was a remark that made the slightest quirk happen to the corner of…

Amanda Bussman

Learning the endless process of being a confident writer and full time dreamer.