Sick Days

From: High Water Mark


Mona Berlo is a Grade Five school teacher in her first classroom. Not only does poor Miss Berlo come down with every illness her pupils bring to class — colds, the flu, a sinus infection and chicken pox — she is beset by the in-your-face behavior of students on the cusp of adolescence.



Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon has lived in Toronto, Sarnia, Windsor, North Bay, and Halifax. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize and a CBC Literary Award and appeared in The New Quarterly, Grain, The Fiddlehead and Canadian Notes and Queries. In 2005 she won the Writers’ Trust of Canada RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for short fiction. Currently electronic resources librarian at Cape Breton University, Nicole divides her time between New Waterford, Cape Breton, and Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia.