Stories

Football

by no n., Age 13 , Grade 6, mason middle, mason, MICHIGAN USA
Teacher: Ms.Carlsen

take the snap from the center, fake to the right, fade back... 
I've got protection. I've got receiver open downfield... 
What the hell is this? This isn't football, it's shoe, man's 
brown leather oxford. cousin to football maybe, the same 
skin, but not the same, thing made for the earth, not the air. 
realize that this is world where anything is possible and 
understand, also, that one often has to make do with what one 
has. have eaten pancakes, for instance, with that clear corn 
syrup on them because there was no maple syrup and they 
weren't very good. Well, anyway, this is different. (My man 
downfield is waving his arms.) One has certain responsibilities, 
one has to make choices. This isn't right and I'm not going 
to throw it. 

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