I Found a Rug. Let’s Build a Wall!

If finding random objects merited building walls, human history may have unfolded differently.

Kunta Kinteh Island, The Gambia circa 1456

San Salvador, The Bahamas circa 1492

Surat, India circa 1608

Algiers, Algeria circa 1681

Guangzhou, China circa 1773

Rio Grande, Mexico (modern day U.S.A) circa 1836

#I’llPrayForYouOnMyPrayerRug

wage beauty| published in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency; Anchor Magazine| recipient of the 2018 SCBWI Emerging Voices Award