THE PRICK OF NOON

It’s twenty-minutes into third period, ninth-grade English. I’m letting the laughter subside — the kind that always breaks out after kids read the lines in Act 2, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet where Mercutio and Romeo bump into Juliet’s nurse in the sunny Verona square, and Mercutio cracks, heavy on the sexual innuendo: “Fancy […]