A Very Smelly April Fool’s Prank by William Gilbert

There are certainly advantages and disadvantages of being the youngest in a family of six children; but being the only boy with five older sisters carries with it a whole host of challenges. For instance, I can honestly say I never used the single flush toilet in our three-story Victorian home until after my three … Continue reading A Very Smelly April Fool’s Prank by William Gilbert

Double Reverse by Ruth Ann Dandrea

April First, 2020 How would you feelif today when you finallyagreed to turn on your TV,computer, cell phoneto reconnect with a worldgone wrong, you foundthe news that COVID-19was all some pandemicprank perpetrated by…whom? Some world-wide web of supposedjokesters trying to teachus to fear or change ourwasteful ways? Thatnow we could get back—not to normal, but … Continue reading Double Reverse by Ruth Ann Dandrea

Take Salt, Take Sugar by Susan Jefts

Take this small spoon for salt—a tiny serving in morning for waking,and another for protection. Toss someinto the wind, spread some over yourwintery skin. Spring is just arriving—the windows will open and our eyeswill see far into what the world can be.But for now take this salt, and then,some sugar for the spring sun risingas … Continue reading Take Salt, Take Sugar by Susan Jefts

April Fools Day…a long time ago by James Howard

Tom and I had been teaching buddies for a few years, discovering early our unique sense of humor was usually a catalyst for trouble. We had been unceremoniously ejected from teacher professional development workshops for poking fun at the latest phonics trend, told unabashedly to not ask any more questions during inane faculty meetings, and … Continue reading April Fools Day…a long time ago by James Howard