Speak Again

fanfiction by Wild Iris


Mr White gasps as the school nurse binds his foot, trying not to look at the bloodied instrument tossed aside on the counter. The scissors were supposed to have blunted blades, safe for children, but they had penetrated deeply enough.

She pulls the bandage tight. "You should be fine in a few days. How on earth did this happen?"

"They must have fallen – open – ". He isn't sure; the pain came out of nowhere. He'd leaned over the desk, picked up the blank sheet of paper. Asked Bethany why she hadn't drawn an Easter rabbit like the others.