Flushing Guppies

SYNOPSIS:
A British teacher, taking a sabbatical in a school in New York City, learns to mend her broken heart from Mr. Ceroli and his guppies. Guppies, as in fish.

CHARACTERS:
Sandra, late 30s. English.

SETTING:
Classroom in Flushing School, Queens, New York

TIME:
2005

TEXT SAMPLE:
Sandra: I think splitting up with Stephen meant I wasn’t concentrating when I accepted my work-exchange placement at a school in New York City.
I was expecting skyscrapers and Times Square
Instead, I’ve got a Junior High School in Queens
Flushing, Queens.
In England that would be illegal.