Tuesday, March 8, 2016

From the Top Shelf - Class Dismissed

You probably recognize this picture as the one on last week's Complete the Caption post. Our friend Enzo reminded me that he had written a short story to go with the picture, and has kindly given me permission to post a portion of it here. So without further ado, let's see what this young teacher's reaction was, after her fiance safely removed the frog from the classroom and she got down from the chair.
"See! You see! These are the consequences caused by child-indulging attitudes! Lack of accountability and lack of discipline and… Uggghh! Never mind! This just makes me so mad!  Just wait until I see that li'l snot in the Fall!"

"Ashley, enough!" He reached in a failed attempt to put his arm around her. "Calm down. You know I hate it when my future bride speaks of the young ones in that disrespectful way."

"Excuse me?" She pulled away with a toss of her attitude-filled curls. "You know I take the education of these young minds seriously – even if they or their parents don't. Just because… Uggh! I can't believe YOU taking their side!"

He stretched his reach, grabbed her hand, staring her sternly in her glistening eyes. "Relax. You are getting all wound up over a joke - if it was that at all. It's late and besides aren't you done cleaning up for summer break? No doubt you are the last one here; we should get going. I want to picnic before it gets dark. I'm sure you are just tired."

"No! I don't want to go!" She pulled away, glaring at him and folded her arms. In full dramatic fashion, she turned away stomping her foot, which echoed and filled the empty room unintentionally, yet pleased her just the same. "I don't want to go anywhere with a man who doesn't support me."

"Ashley. Take a deep breath before you say something you regret."

"I'm certain I won't. I'm not going and that is that."

"Speaking of spoilt children, someone is really behaving like one now," he shot back at her.

"Hah! Excuse me? Me? A child? I've never been so insulted!" she turned fully to walk away.

"You know, Ashley, I've had enough of this."

He stepped forward and grabbed her by the waist. With a firm tug he pulled her against himself and bent her forward.

"What the hell are you doing?"

"I'm dealing with adult self-indulgent spoilt attitudes. I'm about to teach you a lesson, young lady."

"No! No. Don't. I don't…. I'm. Not!"
Any guesses what that lesson might include? Read the complete story here to find out.

Thanks you, Enzo, for a great story.
From Hermione's Heart


Aimless Rambling said...

Thanks Hermione and Enzo. I do love his stories.

ronnie said...

Nice one Enzo. Thanks.

Thanks for sharing it with us Hermione.


Hermione said...

Leigh - I do too!

Ronnie - I'm glad Enzo alerted me to this story.


Enzo said...

Hermione -
Thanks for the post and the link. I am honored you found it worthy of sharing.

Leigh & Ronnie -
Thanks for the kind words, it makes me especially happy to hear that female readers in particular find my stories entertaining.

Cat said...

Wow! What a hot story! Thanks for sharing Hermione! Thanks for a great story and letting Hermione share it, Enzo!

Hugs and blessings...Cat

Hermione said...

Enzo - I'm so glad you reminded me about this story. Obviously me readers loved it!

Cat - It was indeed a hot story.