In-Class Essay

At precisely 8:41 AM EST
on the date of Friday, December 15th
of the year 2000 AD according
to the Gregorian calendar,
every land mass on the planet,
from the most insignificant, tiny island
to the hulking, monstrous Eurasia
into the ocean

James Robert Stevenson, who had
been staring blankly at his test
paper, breathed a sigh of relief
as the massive tidal waves
crashed down upon him