Sara Jacobelli

Sara Jacobelli grew up in the factory town of Bridgeport, CT, but has lived in New Orleans for many years. She has worked various jobs including dishwasher, bus girl, waitress, bartender, print shop/bindery worker, tutor, special education teacher, and newspaper reporter. She currently works in a library and writes both fiction and nonfiction.

Stories by Sara Jacobelli

The Kickball Game

Illustrated by Jordan Wester

In our neighborhood, kickball was king. This was before video games, cable TV, home computers, iPhones, iPads, cell phones. We had TV but it was nothing but Divorce Court and soap operas in the daytime, what my grandmother called, her “Stories.” The good stuff was on at night, like Star Trek and Garrison’s Gorillas. We played …