Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Centus #8 - Payback

It's time for Saturday Centus!  I'm really enjoying this challenging meme more and more each week.  But it IS hard when you think you have a finished piece, you do your word count, and then still have to chop three words.  Sigh.  Ms. Jenny Matlock is the brain behind all this.  Feel free to join us!  Get the prompt on Saturdays, link back so we can read your clever take on that prompt, and maybe we'll all find some new readers, and some new great blogs to follow.  This week's prompt is in italics.
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Being a teacher isn't easy, and certainly not to these kids. But I'd taken this job to make a difference. I could have taught in less stressful places, but the desire to give back to the same population that I'd once been a part of was compelling. I sunk into the sofa in the teachers lounge with a big sigh of relief. Crap. Jerry. "Did you notice Elizabeth in class this morning and how forlorn she seemed?" Perhaps I will write her a comforting note, I thought. “I think Dad is back. Remember what happened last time...” Perhaps a comforting note wasn't enough. Perhaps a visit to the home was in order. Perhaps a visit with my pistol, silencer, and body bag.

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15 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

Oh, I hope you can continue this one. Teacher as terminator, love it! Nice take on the prompt. Kathy

Viki said...

LOL, I guess the teacher is going to teach that guy a lesson he'll never forget. Great Centus, ha.

Sue said...

Now, THAT'S teacher involvement!

;)

Mama Zen said...

Well done!

Malisa said...

Love it! How many times have I wanted to do that very thing!

Bookie said...

Good one...emotion is real and strong in this piece. You know there is more "story" somewhere.

Donna B said...

Hi Tina, I found you via Rayna and Jenny's blogs. This meme and Centus thing is something I will have to check out when it is not so late...(why do we always find interesting blogs so late at night?) I thought a meme was something else, so this is great! Another opportunity to learn.

My name is PJ. said...

You left me wanting to know what happens next!
Very well done!

Sami said...

WOW; serious business! Nice job!

Terra said...

OUCH! She means business. I liked this a lot.

mrs. c said...

You don't know how often I have had to "step in" with a parent that is not doing the right thing. Don't think I would take a gun, but it is so upsetting sometimes.

Tina said...

haha looks like someone is on a mission!

Tina from
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Cheryl said...

THAT was awesome! From giving back to getting some justice...well played.

jeff campbell said...

Very intriguing...would love to know from whence it came and where it is going...peace and blessings

Jenny said...

Well done! Well, well done! I loved this! My mind takes me in many directions for this little story.

Thank you for linking.

This was incredibly clever.