Thursday, March 3, 2022

Sometimes they get it - 3.03 #sol22 Story Challenge

[Scene: Middle-school hallway during a bustling passing period. Students pinball every which way; a teacher leans against a wall dividing two locker bays, observing entropy in action. Somewhere over his left shoulder, he hears rustling. He half turns and sees a pair of seventh graders, kneeling in front of an open locker, a plastic bag on the floor between them. One student is rifling through the contents. His hand comes into view holding four small chocolate chip cookies. He keeps two, gives two to his classmate who scampers off.]

Teacher [to remaining boy, as he closes locker]: You are a kind and generous friend.

Boy [smiles, slams locker, grabs bag with cookies, announces with satisfaction]: I'm bringing the rest to Health class!

[Teacher grins, amused by some inner knowledge.]

Boy [already several steps down hall, turns back to share his own sudden thought]: That's pretty ironic, isn't it?


  1. Having also taught middle school, I could totally imagine the scene you described. nice authentic representation of your characters..

  2. Love how the student got that at the end! Ha! But also nice to see a scene from middle school where kids are being kind and sharing- just like they learned in the good old days of kindergarten.

  3. So enjoyed how you set the scene in play form! Loved the stage directions.Funny vignette. Took me back to the hallways of middle school

  4. Hahaha! That last line! Also, middle schoolers as "entropy in action" - that made me giggle.

  5. Ah, yes, that is some perfection. I love 7th graders.