“Ronald Reagan” by Jessica Anthony

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He's born on the day of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, and his smiley face reminds people of him. When his mother dies, he's all alone, but he won't let that stop him using his looks and gifts to go places.


Ronald Reagan

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About the Author
Anthony’s short stories can be found in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New American Writing and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission. Her books have been published in a dozen countries and reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The San Francisco Chronicle. She will be serving as one of four Bridge Guard artists in Sturovo, Slovakia in 2015.
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