A Challenging Day

Ellie Jacobson
2 min readJan 28, 2021
Photo by Taylor Van Riper on Unsplash

The day was January 28, 1986. I was a twelve-year-old in 8th grade. The day fell on my best friend’s 13th birthday. I was jealous of her special day falling on a historic day. And to top it off, I was sick at home. More jealousy weaved through my veins as I knew my friends got to watch the launch. It was a special day when the television was rolled out. We had been following the adventures of the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe. I couldn’t…

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Ellie Jacobson

Editor at Flash Fiction Magazine & Intrepidus Ink | Flint & Steel editor | MFA candidate working on first novel | mom to 2 kitties, 2 teenage sons & many cats