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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
PRICE OF A DREAM
At thirteen Myung Hee was three years older than the rest of my students. Despite my many scoldings, they laughed at her and called her babo.
One day I found her weeping in the schoolyard.
“What’s wrong, little one?”
“My baby brother and I escaped Kim Jong-il’s prison camp but two days later I buried him in the desert with only the stars to see. I thought South Korea would be the center of my dreams, but they lie with my brother in darkness.”
Myung Hee’s words resonated deep within me and, in that moment, the teacher became the student.