A short story of a turn-of-the century girl’s dreams

Mountain Gap School, Loudoun County, VIrginia. Photo by author.

Sunshine covered the children in the one-room schoolhouse. Nothing escaped the morning light flooding through Mountain Gap School’s paned windows. Sunlight highlighted the crooked part in Mary Lou’s hair and the patch on Tommy’s shirt. Only the scratching of chalk on slates and the snuffles of a child with a cold disturbed the quiet.