I wrote this in 2003, when I was thinking about writing a book about my childhood. I dropped the project after quickly running out of lighthearted stories to tell. This piece if writing has never been online… until now. It is about the time when I realized that my family reacted to the fire alarm going off very differently than other families did.
I read “Run Upstairs With Plates” in episode 26 of my Words of Jen podcast.