(An excerpt from the yet unpublished book, Coats in the Summertime, by Devron Grant)
Reflecting on my years and the actors who’ve participated in the screenplay that is my life, I’ve always been most intrigued by the supporting cast I’ve spent so little time with, yet whose faces I can’t forget. I can’t even call them ‘relationships’. They’re a more like acquaintances. Extras. Passers by. The people you never really got to know. Faces you only had passing contact with. Folks with whom you may not have ever shared a word. For me, Stephanie Moses was one such person.
Before you reach age five, your circle of friends is relegated to the kids your parents bring around — usually their friend’s kids. I was a bit too young to really interact with one of those kids. Her name was Stephanie. She was about two years my senior. Being that young during the time that our mothers were friends, I never really knew her personally. We never said ‘hello’ in passing as we got older and I’m pretty sure she didn’t know who I was. But I knew who she was. Continue reading ‘A Glance From a Girl I Should Have Known’