No offense to anyone--school is great!--this is just a short tall tale that I wrote with Ustream viewers, exaggerating the fear that comes with the first day of school.
It was Marisa Svitka’s first day of school in the first grade, a day which her mother said was auspicious, and Marisa was approaching it with the dread that comes with impending doom.
She walked toward the sprawling, colossal elementary school, with its imposing double doors and the frightening sound of hundreds of children laughing. Marisa felt as though everyone was laughing at her.
She walked inside, feeling as drained and frightened as if she had just walked into the jaws of a hippo, and what should she see but the terrifying visage of the principal.