PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
A Father’s Love
It’d been years since he’d been inside a school and the ice outside mirrored the cold inside his heart. He’d ruled school, yet lived against a backdrop of emptiness and fear and alienation. He hadn’t known it then, but it was true.
“This is a very serious issue.”
“I understand, however, I seriously doubt Sammy intentionally pointed his pencil at the student’s eye. Five year olds aren’t normally weapon-wielding maniacs.”
“We have to take ever incident seriously.”
“I understand. As do I.”
Taking his son by the hand, they walked out of the principal’s office.