“Remove them, both of them,” the first man said.
“But, sir, won’t we need these signs when the students return this fall?” the second man asked.
The first man got a sad, faraway look in his eyes. “No, I’m afraid we won’t,” he answered. “We’re closing the academy. The students won’t be returning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and we simply can’t afford to keep our doors open.”
“This school has been around for more than 150 years, sir,” the second man said. “Isn’t there anything we can do?”
“Just remove the damn signs,” The first man snapped.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Bikurgurl.