THE HISTORY CLASS:
Craziest thing I have ever seen. SWAT ghosting down the hall. Six of them. Body armor. Machine guns. Cop holds up a finger to his lips and signals for me to keep quiet.
I’m huddled in a corner, hiding under a water fountain. Lockers to my left. Classrooms to my right. Heard screams and gun shots for the past half hour.
And I know what they’re going to ask me once they kill him.
Yeah, I knew the dude.
He was my friend. But I never thought he was serious.
My wife is screaming.
So is my baby boy.
They’re in the front yard.
So are the police.
Raise my pistol.
And kiss my ass goodbye.
Nobody has noticed. Parked half an hour and nobody has noticed. Imagine that?
Busy Christmas shopping I suppose. Slush is falling.
People have a tendency to look down in weather like that.
Loaded five magazines. Watching folks come and go.
Wife died while I was looking for work.
These fancy people don’t know what’s coming.
It’ll be hard and fast when I make my peace with the world.