Category Archives: school

Question Everything

At the end of his lecture, Dr. Irwin approached Allen. “Mr. Milo, do have a minute?” Allen Milo and Dr. Irwin stepped aside. “Sure,” said Allen Milo. Dr. Irwin held up a paper. “I just want to confirm this is … Continue reading

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The Wrong Idea

Bruce arrived at school to pick up his son and discovered a woman marching with a picket sign. “No more animal testing!” she shouted. Bruce tried to avoid her, but after making eye contact, she wasn’t about to let him … Continue reading

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The Commencement Address

Brent hoped for this day his whole life. It was a bucket list item. He was asked by his old high school to speak at the graduation. Years dedicated to the funeral business finally paid off. The graduation was a … Continue reading

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The Diorama

Gwen approached Emma in the school yard a few minutes before the end of the day. The two first met when their children started kindergarten together. They referred to themselves as the ‘Parental Support Group’. “I’m excited. I think Amy’s … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Drama

The school parking lot was a mess. The accumulation of four months of snow storms left a dearth of room coveted by far too many impatient parents. Hank walked to his car after dropping off his children. He was one … Continue reading

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Communicating Across The Generational Divide

  Holly watched her daughter Megan burst into the living room. She landed on the couch and produced a sound Holly knew well. Teenaged angst. It was followed by a long, weary sigh. The entire time Megan clicked away on … Continue reading

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School Trip to the Thinks Gallery of Art

The Thinks Gallery of Art was the first field trip Ruby Ingval led as a teacher. Art was the true passion of Ruby’s life. She settled for teaching because of her insatiable need for food, clothing and shelter. Ruby quickly … Continue reading

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The Homework Assignment

Holly watched her daughter Megan burst into the living room. She landed on the couch and produced a sound Holly knew well. Teenaged angst. It was followed by a long, weary sigh. The entire time Megan clicked away on her … Continue reading

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Piled Higher and Deeper

Dropping out at grade eleven, Luke found a job working in a factory that made weather stripping for cars. He was stationed at a long drill press, run by four other people. Edith, with sixteen years of on the job, … Continue reading

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Stuart and Mr. Honda

Stuart was blissfully locked into his routines. Wake up. Eat breakfast. Make lunch for the girls. Shower and dress. Then drop off the girls at school before heading off to the office. It was comforting. He always knew which way … Continue reading

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