Jadis’s Test and the Future

by Lisa Anne Reynolds

Jadis anxiously awaits for the evening to finally get here so she can take her test. While she goes through her day, all she can think about is taking those five tests; the ones that will lead her on the road to college. Finally the time has come and she can’t decide if she is more excited or nervous as she sits down to begin. She drowns herself into the tests, oblivious to everything else. Finally, hours later, she is done and sits in the chair bouncing her leg nervously as the teacher grades her answers. When the teacher finishes, she looks up at Jadis, and with a smile, says, “You passed!”


Lisa Anne Reynolds, author of The Little Boy, is a student at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. In addition to writing poetry and short stories, Lisa enjoys volunteering in the community, reading, movies, and spending time with family and friends.