Charli is in a curmudgeonly place this week with her prompt
January 12, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that expresses a strong concern, something to give a crap about. Something that brings out the feeling to stand up. How can you use it to show tension or reveal attitudes?
I’m not sure I’ve quite got across the point I was trying to make here but anyway, here’s my go. For avid readers of Mary, Paul and Penny North’s story, you’ll be pleased to know i’m planning a book covering all the episodes since it started back in 2014. It may also include other flash I’ve written or that might be in a separate volume. Watch this space… And if you want to catch up in advance you can do so here.
‘What are you doing, Penny?’ Miss Castle stood in the door, looking shocked.
Penny stood by the whiteboard, a felt tip in her hand. On the board the words ‘Bitch’ stood out. ‘I…’
‘Wipe it off and go to Mrs Hind’s office.’
‘How could you, Penny?’ Mary looked furious.
‘I was protecting Nadia. The others made her write it.’
‘Others?’ But Mary knew who Penny meant. She hugged her daughter. ‘Nadia’s new, isn’t she? What did Mrs Hind do?’
‘Detention. It’s worth it.’
‘Well done. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have jumped to conclusions. Shall we ask Nadia round?’