Miss Davis’s class have been studying measurement all term. Today, they will measure each other’s normal walking speed. But class misfit Gary Mooney has other plans. This playground tale reveals much about social conformity, betrayal and punishment.
The Measure of Gary Mooney was awarded third place in the New Zealand 2007 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition.
Jonathan M Barrett lives and teaches in Wellington, New Zealand. As well as writing plays, short stories and a novel, Jonathan is also a prize-winning academic writer. Contact him at email@example.com