Read Part 1 of “New School” Shirley Miller was the first to show. She was in Isabelle’s Algebra II class and always sat in the front row and raised her hand when Mr. Hazen asked a question. Shirley was also one of the fastest typists in typing class—and Mrs. Bowman always smiled brightly in her direction […]
S. Kirk Walsh
S. Kirk Walsh’s fiction, nonfiction, and other work have appeared in Guernica, Fiction Southeast, the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other publications. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Ragdale. She is also cofounder and former board president of Austin Bat Cave, a writing and tutoring center for kids. Currently, Walsh is at work on a novel set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Isabelle did not want to go to the new school. First of all, she had never stepped foot in the state where it was located, and it wasn’t high on her list of places to visit in the immediate future. She hadn’t heard many exciting things about the state. Mostly, that they made cars and […]