About the Story
It was the waiting that was the worst.
The chalk stopped tapping against the blackboard, and the droning came to a halt, ending on the up note of a question. Next, a long and deliberately antagonistic pause. The feet began their slow heel to toe stroll toward the tables.
About the Author
Laura Porter is a freelance writer and editor who writes regularly for area newspapers and magazines. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies. Her historical novel, Turned Adrift, is in process. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, the dog and the cat, as well as whichever millennial child needs a break from the real world at the moment.