Short As Fictober #5: “Team Building”

Dr. Spaulding Wentworth leads his team of students--a group he's dubbed The Mighty--up a steep grassy hill covered in red and orange leaves. The silver-haired old lecturer walks with a pronounced limp aided by a stout blackthorn shillelagh, and yet despite his advanced years and physical ailments still manages to outpace the four younger people accompanying him today.