An ineffective telepath maims a vulgar grocer using a side of beef during a sword fight at an elementary school.
Another busy day. I did get so far as to figure out that the reason the telepath is ineffective is that if she’s stressed or upset her telepathy doesn’t work at all. And it’s more like empathy anyway. A contemporary story, where no one really knows telepathy works. The telepath is the school counselor, detects the “grocer” who wants to bomb the school, and is in the lunch room getting the MESA kids who are there for an after-school activity out to safety. That’s as far as I got. No sword fight or side of beef yet!