Instructions for Gliding Over Ice

The school officials sat on one side of a table that was laden with thick files and diet soda. Chelsea sat on the other side, on the edge of panic. “Walter’s like a walking forest,” said the principal, without passion despite the poetic simile. “We’re not worried about academics,” said the teacher. “They’re exemplary. He’s one of our fastest readers.” “But he’s been through a lot,” said the counselor, who wore a brown cardigan, the color of the fallen leaves that Walter taped to his clothes. We’d like to help, they all said. Chelsea looked down at her lap. Outside … Continue reading Instructions for Gliding Over Ice