Class, What Do We Know About the President?
What is dramatic about wanting to protect ten kids from the bullshit of the world? Just ten. That’s all I want.
I’ve never been one for trouble. But today, Principal Watkins is really trying it.
No, but you’re spitting on me now, so aren’t we even?
just oneAren’t I a rascal?
Do you remember that one time Ms. Lauren snapped?
What are you, an idiot or something?
Jade Jones was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. A former Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, she is a graduate of Princeton University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. She is a Lecturer in Writing Arts at Rowan University, where she teaches first year writing and creative writing and serves as the Managing Editor of Glassworks.
Her story, “Today You’re A Black Revolutionary,” originally published in The Rumpus, won the 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.
You can find her on Twitter at @jadereginajones and on Instagram at @jaderjones.
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