Click here for the full text of "It Came as a Surprise" by Gale Harris.
Note: A previously website-published, longer, and unedited version of this manuscript has been replaced with the originally intended 4 page version. The longer story is still a work-in-progress, and the author has requested, for that reason, it not be available on website at present. Gale’s story contains racial themes and may be offensive to some readers. A dialogue is occurring between MSAC staff, members and community members who hope to raise awareness about racism. We plan to provide educational opportunities in 2018.