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One Moment This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


   My most vivid memory was when I found out my dad wasin the hospital because of a heart attack. The smell of riceon the hot stove was the kitchen; and the downpour of watercleaning the dirt-stricken pans was the sink; and the Scottishaccent of Uncle Scrooge lecturing his small, innocent nephewswas the TV; and the splashing of water on the creaky, oldbalcony was the rain; and the laughter running around in therain were children; and the low rumble of God looking down atits creation was thunder; and everything suddenly going inslow motion was my world; and the weeping of people who wereafraid were my mom and siblings; and the small kid who waspondering the father he hardly knew was Prashant.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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