by David Lubar
An assortment of reactions ran through the class when the announcement was
made. Behind me, I could hear Kenny Harcourt snickering. On my right, I saw
Mary Beth Adderly whisper something to Kara Chen. Kara blushed. On my left
Tyler Horvath looked up at the speaker with no expression. Next to him, Eddie
Moldour was grinning smugly.
I listened as the announcement was repeated. "All girls please report to the
auditorium," Principal Sestwick said.
We knew what that meant. It was time for The Talk. It was no great mystery.
They'd get the girls together and explain stuff about puberty and growing up. It
was also no big deal -- for guys. We had it simple and easy.
"All boys please report to the gym," Principal Sestwick added.