The truth at long last

“Can you name a person that signed the declaration of independence?” My history teacher had called on me. She must have noticed my lack of concentration, here in the back row. She had better eyesight than I thought.

“Jess” Oops, I had not even thought of what I was saying. This was just the first name that had popped into my head.

Snickers filled the seddenly intimidating room. I was so embarrassed. I turned a deep red and lowered my head. Maybe I could hide behind my textbook. Ahh, not a chance.

“Sorry, could you please say that again?”

“Um….I meant Benjamin Franklin”

She gave me an unusually harsh look, and then moved on.

Maybe I care about him more than I thought.

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