1: A piece of waste material removed from card or tape by punching
Chads littered the office floor. They skittered in the breeze that blew through the window. Miss Michaels had abandoned trying to keep them swept. More would accumulate the moment she left the room. Still, she refused to let them pile up.
“Mr. Piper?” She knocked.
He wouldn’t hear, but to barge in was impolite.
She opened the door. Mr. Piper wasn’t there. Maybe he went to lunch. She began sweeping. Something wet on the floor stopped her. Cautiously, she approached. Mr. Piper stared blankly, bullet hole in his head. She screamed and fled, bits of paper flying in her wake.