What's The Time,
by Michael S.
how they all look so hungry.
all you can say, he replied.
right. She replied. They do look
Jack looked at
each childs drawing in turn. Each of them
showed a wolf staring back.
lifelike he said. You should be proud
of your children. Why ever did you want to show
drew the wolf!
the same distinctive scar above the right eye.
Its the same wolf.
likely. I still dont understand.
asked the kids to draw something from the last
dream they remembered. And theyve all drawn
the same wolf.
through the drawings again. Twenty wolves stared
back at him, all with the scar above the right
eye, all with the same hungry stare. The eyes
were drawn in with red crayon, fiery and furious.
The hint of sharp teeth coming from behind a
closed mouth. He handed the drawings back to the
we could bring in the school psychiatrist.
teacher frowned. We dont have a
school psychiatrist, Jack.
about the new guy?
Wolf she said. I forget about him.
Yes, hell be in later.