by Jackson Lawford

They named her Panda. She graduated college at the age of nine with a Master’s degree in elementary education. On Panda’s first day at her new job, she made sure to be the first one in the classroom. She sat at a desk normally reserved for one of her new students. Panda sighed happily at the thought of finally being able to have a normal childhood through her third graders’ eyes. She waited until every seat was filled before taking a deep breath and introducing herself.


Jackson Lawford is a writer living in South Florida.