Code Red


by Paul Beckman

When the bell rings and the color is announced everyone not wearing the color of the day must stop what they are doing and sit, lie or lean. Today the color is green so the greens can go about their business–and at times their business is monkey business with greens of either sex.

The school is thinking of changing the rule, but today at the meeting to discuss it, the bell and “Code Green” comes over the loudspeakers. The Assistant Dean and the English Lit teacher were in green so they exited via separate doors and met in their lover’s alcove in a rarely used section of the building.

Since the Assistant Dean is often privy to the color of the day he makes the best of it.

A week after the meeting the rules have been modified. Now when the bell rings no one can talk…

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