Annie looked quickly across the three squares of black tile that separated her from Coach Dan, as the conversation betwee Jimmy and Double-J ended. She saw him nod in approval, and when he turned his attention back to her and her line of fencers, she nodded as well.
“Now that we have everyone in position,” Coach Dan called, “let’s get this practice started.”
Bending his knees and extending his arm into en garde position, and commanding the team to follow his movements, Coach Dan raised the toes of his front foot, pushed the heel across the tile in front of him, landed the foot, brought his rear leg back, and watched appreciatively as the Bark Bay High School team took a unified step in retreat.
End of “Practice’