Summer is the time for vacations, picnics on the beach and reruns on the telly. For me it’s a time to meet a deadline in July for my third novel in my series entitled AS ONE MUST ONE CAN. Many thanks to those of you who responded to my plea for your favorite reruns.
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Genre: Histrionic Fiction
Word Count: 100
TO THE SHEARING
My seventh-grade social studies teacher strode the aisles like a stalking tiger.
“If Seventeen Magazine told you to, you kids would hang beach balls around your necks and dangle pop cans from your ears.”
I squirmed in my striped mini dress that varied only in color from seven others in the room.
“What’s wrong with wanting to fit in?” I asked.
“You know anything about lemmings?”
“Good in pie topped with meringue,” whispered the boy behind me.
My teacher extended his arm, hand straight, palm down and shouted, “Turn in your textbooks to page 245, ‘The Indoctrination of Hitler Youth.’”
When Jennifer chose this prompt I was more than happy to comply. TO THE SHEARING remains one of my favorite stories. Not only for the subject matter but because it’s based heavily on one of my favorite, if not most memorable teachers of all times. He worked hard to teach a bunch of awkward pubescent adolescents to think for ourselves. To Kevin McShane, wherever you may be, I salute you!”