A Crack in the Room Tone

stories for a noisy world

by Fred Smith

September 19, 2015

 Mitzi heard the thud from the hallway. She had been waiting the last eight minutes to use the bathroom, but not to pee. She wasn’t sure what was about to happen, but it had something to do with Jacque. She'd convinced herself that she would wait until tomorrow to assess just how bad the decision to let Jacque's stoner bad boy charm work its way to at l...

May 22, 2015

  
    Pencil fighting was officially banned at Hamilton Elementary in the Fall of 1987. The law was passed during my fourth grade year when Headmistress Gavel halted a fight between yours truly and fifth grader Nicholas Pfizer in the cafeteria. The cease and desist command came mid-lick in front of an audience of no fewer than fourteen pre-pu...

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