Pearls and Diamonds: Fresno girl shares her feelings after the Newtown shooting through a story

by Miranda Lara

My hand was trembling in a spasm. My pencil was shaking side to side and my eyes focused on the lined piece of paper. “One Day,” it read. One day, what? One day I could become a hot pop star singing in New York Square on New Year’s Eve, paparazzi crying to get a shot of me and fans bursting with tears when they find out my concert is sold out from the last bar ticket.