RB Story Guild

Exercises and interviews by Rainier Beach Story Guild participants

Sky Anderson

17 Year old Sky Anderson is also known as “Harmony” for her beautiful soft singing voice.  She was born in Miami, Florida to her mother, Lynette Anderson, and father, Jason Mathews. Lynette moved to Seattle, Washington in 1998, to the West Seattle neighborhood, after she and Jason broke up and he left her with a […]


24 year old August Reynolds had light brown skin and light hazel eyes, with long silky hair to the middle of her back. She sat in her bed on a Sunday morning as the little bit of sunshine outside shined through her curtains, writing in her journal while warm tears slowly began to flow down […]

Job Corps

Jennifer Tanner, an admissions counselor, works in this free federal program to help students get high school credit.  It’s like a college because you get to live on campus.  It gives you work experience and helps with jobs.  You get a $30,000 scholarship.  It is a 3 year program. Job Corps has been around since […]

Seattle Animal Shelter

Melissa is new to the Seattle animal shelter.  She has worked there for 6 months.  She works in pet licensing.  She is doing a lot of outreach, making sure people know about the pets and animals.  The shelter does a lot of animal adoptions.  Humane Society enforcement officers go out and investigate the animals.  The […]

The Miracle of Being Thankful

She stands in the mirror of her 8 bedroom house, staring deeply into her hazel eyes.  Her eyes shift to the permanent scar that her old ex-boyfriend gave her.  She checks the time and sees she has a conference call in five minutes with her boss.  When it rings, she stares at her phone and […]


5 ft” tall, curly hair, hazel eyes, a light skinned mixed, black & white girl, who LOVES too sing! Her name is Layla Jones. Sunday morning in church hearing that gospel music, pastor preaching, hearing the pastor sing, as Layla sings along. Ever since she was a little girl, she always heard her mom sing […]


Her name is Brittney Johnson, half black, half German.  Her dad is black, and her mom is German and black.  She has long silky hair, is skinny as a twig, with skin as brown as a Hershey.  Her eyes are baggy from lack of sleep.  She always wears the same run down clothes. She lives in […]

Once a Child, Now a Man

5 ft”6 inches tall, he is a man who loves to work w/ kids.  He is a white American man with greyish hair, and brown eyes that changes color.  He is a man who loves to talk also, and he likes to have a good time.  He listens to anything you have to say when […]