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Genre: Hysterical Faction
Word Count: 100
ERAT CHIROGRAPHUM DECRETI
For Jeffrey, trying to learn Latin was somewhat akin to pushing a cart sideways—uphill. Verb tenses made him tense. Nouns didn’t compute.
He stared at his teacher’s one word comment scrawled across his most recent quiz. “Mr. Bland, what does ‘tennible’ mean?”
Mr. Bland leaned back in his chair. “Let’s explore the Latin roots. ‘To have. To hold.’ Teneo, I have. Tenet, you have…from that root we arrive at ‘tenable—capable of being held.’”
Jeffrey presented his paper. “Why did you write it on my test?”
Taking it from the boy, Mr. Bland frowned. “That’s not tenable. That’s ‘terrible.’”
*The title is Latin for Handwriting. The story itself is not my own, but my brother’s. It was too good not to share.