#47 – Calculus

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Annie Spratt

Every blink sent the room spinning out of focus, the sound of the teacher muting to a flat white noise.  Johnny couldn’t help it: the sun was hot and the air was thick.  If he could just rest his head a moment,…

The number “36” was staring at him.  It was twitching it’s arm and tapping against the desk.  Johnny didn’t know why it seemed so annoyed: there was still time to catch the funfair – the derivative told him so, though you should never believe a derivitive.

Someone was shaking him.

“Shall I fetch you a pillow, Johnny?”

“Sorry, Miss.”

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Promo Image by Annie Spratt via Unsplash.

Today’s story was inspired by Leo Nolan – Actor, Musician and Puppeteer, and founding father of Midland Red Theatre Company.  

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