Not Taught In School

“When is it due?” one student asks, once she makes out that this is an assignment. I leave off from where I am and go back to the top of the board and write in even clearer handwriting that I thought I was capable of producing on a vertical writing surface. Now it reads, Writing Assignment,…

Stargazers

The water bottle she had clipped to her belt loop had been banging against the side of her left leg for the past twenty five minutes (yes, she’d checked) but Tammy didn’t dare stop now. She scanned the road ahead with the large flashlight she held in her right hand, and kept up her almost-jogging…