Day 120

Continuing my post from yesterday.   After the last bell, "physics club" meets. It's an unofficial gathering of a few students that need a place to hang out while their rides navigate the heavy traffic around the school. Today, we talk about a new Catholic holiday called "Lint Day" where instead of palms around your …

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DD 120

The kindergarten student cleans off his desk, snaps his backpack shut, and walks to his teacher’s desk. “I have decided to thank you before I go home,” the boy says. “You’re welcome,” his teacher says.  “I hope you have enjoyed this first week.” “You were a good teacher, but I won’t see you again,” the …

Day 119

Prompt: teaching. I figure I'll do a "life in the day of" type of post.   The school looms ahead of me in the fog, the weather mirroring my mind as I shake the last vestiges of sleep from it. Anxiety kept me up late, later than I should ever be up, squeezing in a …

Day 116

Day 2 of the weekly D&D recap (Day 1 here).   As they draw their weapons, another web shoots down next to Aymer. Before they can react, two giant spiders land on the forest floor. They hiss, their fangs sinking deep into Gantar and Aymer, both of whom shudder as poison courses through their veins. …

DD 116

Prompt:  Write about a person who made something more interesting Matt Iverson would have been recruited by Divison I teams if he had been four inches taller.  Instead, he started as quarterback for Platteville when he and I were both freshman.  I didn’t go to any of football games that year or during the three that followed, but …

DD 115

Prompt: a character or characters who made a place more interesting. Leonard McCarthy had been a cop in Fort Dodge for 15 years.  He was in the middle of raising a family and  had come to Wisconsin to earn a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement. “My lieutenant is sitting on top of my promotion,” he …

Day 115

Part one of two of the D&D update for this week.   Our adventurers awake in the late morning. The forest is quieter than they’d expect for this hour, the lack of bugs and birds a good yet ominous sign that they are on the right path. They continue their walk in the woods, the …