Working the Yard

Original writing by Mary Kate Murray
Published in Catch, Fall 2012

It happened eleven years ago on Take-Your-Kid-To-Work-Day at Little Flyer’s Construction Company. My dad and I woke up real early–like five o’clock; it was still dark. I was so excited I couldn’t sit. I literally bounced up and down in my chair while Dad tried to shovel Cheerios down my throat and stuff a baseball cap on my head. We were going downtown to my dad’s worksite at the top of an office building. It was a paper manufacturer or a stock building or something. I didn’t know how many stories it was, but it was downtown, so I knew it’d be really high, and at seven years old, I wanted to see the world. Continue reading “Working the Yard”