Day #17 Prompt – Aphorism

Penmanship Anyone?

Every single day Sister Miriam Joseph asks us boys to go outside and clap the erasures.  It’s the only way to get them clean.

Good students are asked because she trusts us to do the right thing when we’re unsupervised.

Boys only.  She never asks the girls. Jimmy claps an erasure against the back of Danny’s uniform jacket.

Does it have to be like this,” asks Danny? Jimmy slaps Danny’s back a little too aggressively to get the marks out

Fine.  I said, it’s fine,” says Danny.