Yet one more project simmers away in my head and here are six sentences from it:
Keith Maxwell surveyed his new classroom with
foreboding. What had he gotten himself into? At forty-eight he was closer to
thinking about retirement than taking on new experiences to add to his resume in order to further his career. This transfer did not raise his salary, as teachers
were not paid more for teaching more students. What exactly killed his passion he didn’t know.
Was it a) his twenty-five years of teaching, mostly in the same elementary school; b) the repetitiveness of school year after school year; c) had he tired of the
same boring material; d) all of the above?