War Games - Micaela Blei

“I'm not spending my time with nine year olds. I'm with mercenaries.”

Photo by Rigoberto Lara Guzmán

War Games

by Micaela Blei

A teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone.

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Micaela, showing off her “teddy bear teacher” skills.


An artist’s interpretation of Micaela reading to her students.


Micaela’s favorite piece of fan mail.


An acrostic poem by a secret admirer. All pictures courtesy Micaela Blei.