Category Archives: ProjectJonas

Fell in Love

The sound of kids playing echoed through the room and in between the metal rods from our bunk beds. Our collective imagination was flooding the airwaves; my cousins and I had just pitched tents with blankets. We used the chairs as a foundation to get the most room out of our manmade shelters in the...

The Perfect Pop

Beating sounds came from the pine of our aging practice facility as I send the basketball up and down like a yo-yo. I was dribbling the ball at the top of the key. For my non-basketball friends, that’s the highest point of the half circle on the offensive side of the court. I felt fear in my...

Tears in the Desert

Tears streamed down my face as the desert air hugged me with her warmth. Alone but not lonely, a cellphone was stuck to my ear. My international calling card propelled my mom from thousands of miles away to just a millimeter from my cheek. I kept repeating to her, “I made it Mom,...