She’d hated school from the first day her mother delivered her into the hands of the teachers.
“Give it a chance,” her father advised. “School will ensure your future.”
The day the planes came, she’d been on a school- sponsored trip to the country.
Turned out papa-san was right. School had ensured she had a future.
(Photo: Kimimasa Mayama—EPA, Time-Lightbox)
Written for Friday Flash 55,
hosted by the inimitable Mr. KnowItAll.