A Lesson Plan

Lesson_image_2The woman taught her daughters at home. Homeschooled. Homeschoolers. She taught them how to sentence diagram and to read the map of the world—plastered big against the wall, eight feet wide and six feet tall. She taught them how to dance dirty, a secret to hide from her husband. She held the lesson locked in the laundry room, on rough poured concrete. Dirty dancing and dirty laundry airing. The woman played for her daughters Will Smith’s “Miami” and rolled her hips. When the word sexy came, her daughters gasped. She said, sexy isn’t a bad word, just an adjective.

Kayla Candrilli is a Master’s candidate at the Pennsylvania State University.

2 Responses to “A Lesson Plan”

  1. Very well done, indeed! Intelligently written, succinct, and combines all story elements. Huzzah!

  2. jeff switt says:

    Beautiful!

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