Dormant Defiance

Katie’s footsteps echoed down the empty corridor as she approached Mr. Spencer’s room. Aside from the few stray pencils and scraps of paper that seemed to accumulate every day the wing was deserted. Thank goodness, she thought. It was silly, she tried to convince herself, her whole history class had heard him order her to … Continue reading Dormant Defiance

Much to Learn: Square Meal

Sarah and Mark's story began here With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I “Gah!” Sarah cried out and stuck her singed fingertips in her mouth. She cursed her clumsiness as she hopped back and forth, trying to soothe the burn and return the wayward onion bits to the pan. She thought back to one of … Continue reading Much to Learn: Square Meal

Much to Learn: Back to School

With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here It was a mad scramble. Sarah had unpacked, though there was a big difference between simply unpacking and truly settling in. Her uniform was here. . . somewhere. "Somewheres," more likely. She remembered seeing the bits and pieces as she had hurriedly … Continue reading Much to Learn: Back to School

Much to Learn: By Light of Day

With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here Sarah took a deep breath, straightened her tie, and opened the door. It was the same room they had used the previous night, but the atmosphere was dramatically different from the evening's candle light. Now, the even wash of early morning sunlight … Continue reading Much to Learn: By Light of Day

Much to Learn: Second Initiation

With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here “Feck it,” Saah cursed as she undid her tie before attempting the knot for the seventeenth time. “I know how to do this,” she reassured herself. And she did; she had prided herself on mastering this decidedly masculine skill. She had not, … Continue reading Much to Learn: Second Initiation