The girls on the corner gave him a hard time. He dropped his ice cream.
His mom made his brother’s favorite dinner. Saturday Night Live was on, but he didn’t watch.
On the bus ride home, Tommy and Jess pulled up at the same red light in a dark blue SUV. He pretended not to see them.
He slept in to avoid everyone.
He slept. There were birds outside his window in the afternoon.
Five kids in Chemistry raised their hands to talk about the semi-formal dance they had gone to over the weekend.
School skipped him over a day.