Behind the Times

Behind the Times: Sophomore Year

Part One: Fall

Chapter Two
Buster was flipping through a magazine when his mom came home from work. Bitzi didn’t say a word as she popped into the kitchen and shoved a frozen meal into the microwave, doing what the directions said without even reading them. She instinctively moved to the counter between the freezer and microwave where Buster’s trash sat untouched from his dinner several hours ago. The tired editor threw them in the trash without thinking.

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Behind the Times

Behind the Times: Sophomore Year

Part One: Fall

Chapter One

Buster slid into the booth of the Sugar Bowl, a wide smile on his face as he eyed the sundae Arthur had ordered for him. Buster had to stay after school to take a test over again, but now that it was over, he was ready to chill with his friends over ice cream. Alex was already halfway done with his dish, but Arthur had waited patiently, his spoon still sitting on his napkin.

“So, how was the test?” Arthur asked. He knew Buster struggled with math in general, but high school math was really setting his friend back. They were in geometry together now, and while Arthur was making steady B’s, Buster had yet to make higher than a D.

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