story one

“New Assignment”


He packed his bag and headed to class.  Essays due today.  Maybe he’d just let them go, so he could have some quiet.  No mood to teach, not today, he didn’t know why, that was just his mood.

In the classroom.  “Okay, guys, let’s just hand in the Argument papers, and just… enjoy the day,” he said.

“Huh?” one student said.

“What.. what does that mean?” another student said, in that know-it-all tone but couldn’t figure out this was something simple, just go enjoy the fucking day.

“What do it mean?  Is it in code?  Go enjoy the day.  The day is out there.  So go.”