It’s that time of the year again… scores of parents despair at finding all the necessary school supplies, alarm clocks are dusted off to awaken hibernating offspring, leaves are starting to gain color and we can all look forward to increase in traffic in scholastically burdened areas.
Yep, it’s time to go Back To School. Yay! *ahem* No, honestly, YAY! I used to LIKE school. Going to school again after a long summer was always something of a new beginning, and this is what I thought of when I wrote my Back to School Drabble. So without further ado, here it is:
Chris stared up to where the great wooden gate sat at the top of a veritable mountain of steps. First day at a new school, one you changed to in the middle of the school year? Not scary at all.
Administration took their time handing over his class schedule so of course he was late. Everyone was already in their places, staring at him.
“Ah, yes, our new student,” the teacher said. “Why don’t you introduce yourself?”
Chris swallowed, hard.
“Hi, I’m Chris Sawyer. I’m here because my old school kicked me out.” He straightened his shoulders. “Because I’m gay.”
I hope you like Chris’ start into the school year, because you may well be hearing more about him….