It was the way he strolledIt was the way he strolled in Short Stories More Like This
It was a fresh year, and although the transfer to a new school had been unexpected, it wasn't altogether unpleasant for one Bridie Lynch. Being two weeks away from turning 16, she felt herself rather important, and was happy to have been greeted with a teacher upon arriving at the large public school.
They were standing outside the cafeteria, and the first bell for class had yet to ring, but she waited expectantly, excited for the prospect of meeting the people she would hopefully spend the rest of her high school years with. The teacher Mr. Hodges, Mr. Hodes? was rambling on about the extensive range of interschool sports available and the physical advantage they could bring to 'a girl like you', whilst Bridie being the lazy young woman she was had successfully managed to tune him out and was now studying the cafeteria menu.
The bold words of 'Potato jacket' had just caught her eye when a couple of boys passing by distracted her. It could have been the grap