Wednesday 10 February 2021

Home Schooling for All


by Dawn Knox

milk for some, water for others


Tara switched on her computer and took a bite of the toast Mum had brought her.

Remembering the printer was empty, she wiped her hands carefully, took paper from the pack and filled it.


Across town, in his bedroom, Tony turned on the school’s iPad. His stomach rumbled but he knew the kitchen cupboards were empty.

The Zoom lesson began, and halfway through Tony’s mum screamed from the toilet ‘Have you taken the loo paper again?’

Tony winced and hid the toilet roll under his pillow.

He couldn’t make notes without it. There was no other paper in the flat.


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