Published May 2, 2021 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.


Mrs. Ervine’s glaring stare bores through me. “What is the capital of Texas?”

My nine-year-old heart crashes against my ribcage. “T?”

“Not funny.” The teacher leans into my face. “If you’d been paying attention, you’d know it’s Austin. How many times do I have to tell…?

I knew it would one day catch up with me. Daydreaming. Wayward thoughts cavorting in space, ever colliding…

“Miss Wisoff, what did I just say?”

“Could you repeat it, Mrs. Ervine?”

The daydreamer author at nine.


  • Dear Rochelle,

    Teachers never seem to accept the dreamers. Of course, there are times to dream and times to pay attention 😉 Lovely take on the prompt!

    Shalom and lotsa creative love,


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  • Wayward thoughts? You? Lol. I have experienced you being somewhere else while sitting right beside me once or twice. Well…..maybe more than once or twice. Good story, although totally NOT fiction. Writers.

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  • A lot of teachers would be thrilled that nine year old you would capitalize texas. Many would reflect on the engagement and efficacy of their lesson. Some would wonder about the daydreams. A few would even encourage and nurture the daydreams.
    (from a wayward ex-teacher)
    Did you turn out all right?

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    • Dear Dee,

      I don’t think I ever actually said T was the capitol of Texas. 😉 I did, however do a lot of daydreaming and drawing when I wasn’t supposed to in class. Did I turn out all right? I guess it depends on whom you ask. 😀 Thank you. I’m guessing you were a fun teacher.



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