1st Place YOUTH CATEGORY
There’s a pharmacy away from Chinatown’s busier sector. It rests across the road from the cash-only bakery. When school lets out, some students amble into the bakery to purchase pork buns and egg tarts. Those that don’t enter, look both ways before running across the road into the pharmacy. A small few even use the crosswalk. Interspersed among the inedible goods are snacks: Sodas are in the back, nearest to the entrance. Chips are in front of the drinks. Candies are seen before the checkout counter along with a line, money-in-hand, to purchase a treat before heading home.
Michelle Chen, 14 Years old,