The August “Write Now” contest was to submit: 50-word story about a “Back to school” memory. We had some very creative submissions! So here they all are for your reading pleasure:
The small high school orientation was quiet. Mom’s stomach growled loudly. I snickered. She chuckled. Chortles commenced until we couldn’t catch our breath. Tears. The other students and parents tried to ignore our uncontrollable laughter. Counselor, Mrs. Hagadorn, smiled uneasily, “Did I say something funny?” We could only mouth, “No.”
~ Pam Reeves
A physical education teacher on maternity leave, I returned after Christmas vacation, taking over a 3rd grade classroom. Thirty-three students greeted me, “Where’s Mrs. R?” I had no answers but called the roll and noticed the kid labeled “a runner” sidling toward the door. I beat her to it.
~ Annis Cassells
Reminiscing About College by Shelley Evans
After my marriage, I went back to school
Thinking a college degree would be cool.
English was a piece of cake, so to speak;
Art was my favorite – I was an art freak!
In drawing and painting I did fairly well,
But sculpting clay was the very best of all.
Frankly by Julie Bonderov
It’s been 50 years since I wore my first pair of glasses. Walking into my fifth-grade classroom on the first day of school, I heard, “Look at the one in the glasses!” I still remember the boy’s name who said it. His name was Frank.
Back To School- Circa 1980 By Anita Collins
Aqua Net hairspray sales were through the roof. School ID cards and class schedules were mailed out weeks ago and tucked firmly in our Pee Chee folders. Don’t forget to memorize your new locker combination. See yah in home-room! Yeah, this is going to be our year!