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The View

By Michaela Florio

It starts when she gets off the bus at the wrong stop. She catches herself at the door, but the driver won’t let her re-enter.

She steps off, embarrassed, and heads to the subway, knowing she’ll now have to transfer twice just to get on the right subway line.

She is running late for lunch with her cousin—the wealthy sports promoter who used to enthrall her when she was younger, sending autographed gifts from her favorite soccer players. Pele. Mia Hamm. Julie Foudy. She had no reason not to experience that same excitement now, and…

About the Author

Michaela Florio received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence college. She is an Alaskan, writer, and adventurer. When she isn’t writing nonfiction or out in nature, she is helping children to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking through creative writing at Writopia Lab.

 

 

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