Sunday, October 11, 2009

Howard L Myers' "Practice!" (as by Verge Foray) (novelette, humor, free): Every child is special

Quote from short story titled Practice by Howard L Myers, writing under the pseudonym Verge ForayNot as powerful as "Taare Zameen Par" which popularized the slogan "Every child is special" in India, but good fun read.

Story summary.

Accreditation inspectors are paying a surprise visit to Thorling School, a specialized school for problem children. And inspectors arrive carrying preconceived notions about headmaster Judson Royster because of his past.

Only the kids here aren't really problem kids - the label society has given them. They share a very special talent. Inspectors will go back happy, thanks to deft handling by teachers & kids.

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, March 1968.
Rating: A.
Download full text from Baen CD or Webscription.
Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.
Related: Stories of Howard L Myers (as by Verge Foray).