Kit with a pile of books on her left, another on the right and two in her lap. One being read and a Starburst wrapper tossed casually to one side.
Teddy with a box of animals to the left, a box of character toys to the right and a long line of beasties leading out of the room. He’s wearing a shirt with a discolored collar. It has many cousins in his closet.
Billy with a few thick books, some magazines and today’s Wall Street Journal. In his back pocket there is a Tootsie Roll Pop stick with a trace of chocolate. He seems to be staring off into a dreamy future that others would not understand even if it was carefully explained to them.
Cheri surrounded by catalogs, educational brochures, pre-school raffle tickets, faxes of a script, business receipts, a pregnancy diary, and a copy of The 50 Best Places to Raise Your Family. She is about to punch a button on the phone to take the other line.
Emma’s face brushing by the undersurface of Cheri’s belly. Barely visible like a footprint in a sand dune just before it
vanishes in the wind.