English Lessons

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English Lessons

Ursula Rabbit Skins is obsessed with Mr. Bachmeyer, one of her teachers, and has stolen his pocket watch. It turns out the watch meant a lot to him and he wants it back.

When she finds herself alone with him, Ursula takes advantage of the situation.

I can't say more without giving away the entire plot. Suffice to say, it doesn't end the way you'd suspect.

The writing is top-notch and both Ursula and Mr. Bachmeyer are interesting as was the choice of setting. Descriptions are exceptional. The only drawback, for my tastes, is the bleak tone.

Book Blurb for English Lessons

In bleak, frigid Western Montana, a high school on a poverty-stricken Indian reservation is the scene of a crime: a valuable pocket watch has disappeared. The owner of the watch, a young white English teacher, plays detective attempting to reveal the culprit. His investigation yields unexpected results. A short story from our Nibs literary line.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.25