It's 7.40 a.m within the cold walls of the silent school building. There is a boy standing in one of its endlessly long halls, gazing out of the window, looking at the empty, squared schoolyard and the school gym. He can hear the creaking of the swaying bathroom door and the wind blowing through the halls. Where is everybody? And why is he so afraid? Everything seems to be alright and yet he feels a kt in his stomach. Suddenly some silent voices start emerging out of where and w fear spreads all over his body. Are those coming from his head? They sound demanding, dissatisfied, disappointed. They want to humiliate him. He starts to run, but there is where to escape - he hall leads to the closed door of the gym. He runs anyway, runs for his life, even though there is one actually chasing him. Filled with panic, he stops, wanting to jump out of the rusty window, but it's too big and too heavy and impossible to open. His body starts to shake.
Tomasz Hejnowicz (born: 1958) The author of books such as Jak ograbic stara ciotke i byc szczesliwym, Cmentarz szczurow, To ja ukradlem panu samochod and Swiatlo ( The Light ). Flunked the senior year in high school. A former competitive-sports practitioner. Work physically and studied, simultaneously. Studied sociology, completed pedagogy studies as well as an additional, postgraduate course. Has recently become a grandfather. A Former tutor, teacher and a representative of the educational labor union. Lives in Poznan.