Marysue Rucci recalled the day her second-grade teacher told the class to write a story based on the idea that they were just six inches tall. Sitting in beloved teacher Babs Myers’s classroom at Center School—located across Maple Street from New Canaan Library, razed following the 1982-83 school year to become a parking lot—Rucci took the assignment to heart. “I just remember writing and writing, and she let us go as long as we wanted,” she said. Her story “Six Inches Tall” ended up 16 pages long. Her career in fiction didn’t stop there.