Horror Movie Script: Vacation Planning

I woke up at 4:11 this morning. 411 is for info. 911 is for help. I needed 911. Today’s vacation day, and that’s the day Moms everywhere must prepare. There are piles on the floor and nothing’s really ready. The boy’s going wake up on crack,...

My Season of Obnoxious

Today’s Saturday. Dates and times are irrelevant to me for the next seven weeks until school starts. This is the time of year when you hate me. The time of year when I call you randomly, email you at all times, and disturb you at work. You get annoyed....

School’s Out: Will My Grammar Return?

School’s out for summer. But will my grammar return?  Will I be left with words and phrases like “conversating,” “presentating” and whatever you call the verb tense that includes “be gettin’?” Will I recognize that nouns...

Getting the Bird

I’m giving an exam. There’s a lot of human suffering–the kind that makes a kid have to go to the bathroom. One girl left to accomplish this task. “Miss, there’s a bird.” “Someone gave you the bird?” This is urban...

Disengage

“You seriously think stuff like this should be ignored? I understand that hatred like this will never go extinct, but should it be allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged?” We were discussing hatred and discrimination–hateful comments on a...