What do you See? 30th March

Thanks to Sadje for continuing this popular challenge.
Our picture this week is from Leah Kelly on Pexels
For visually challenged reader, the picture shows a girl holding a book which is hiding her face. The title of the book is not clear.

The class filed in and took their seats.
On each desk was a book, each one of which was closed.
Their teacher sat at her own desk, a similar book held up against her face.
There was a lot of hubbub and snickering but eventually when she didn’t say a word, curiosity got the better of them and they settled down.

Lowering the book, she looked at the students before her.
‘In front of you is a book. For today’s exercise, I would like you to pick it up, select a page at random and read it to yourself.’
The class complied, but soon there was confusion and a tentative show of hands.
Pleased, the teacher picked a child at random.
‘Miss, the pages in my book are blank. I’ve looked at another, and that was blank too.’
There were murmurs of ‘Me too,’ ‘ And mine,’ ‘There’s nothing here.’
‘Exactly,’ the teacher beamed.
‘Each book represents your life which at present is a blank canvas as it doesn’t tell anything of you, your family or your story. It is up to you how it pens out. Do you want fiction, fantasy, or a biography?’
Excited chatter echoed round the classroom.
‘OK then, let’s begin to learn about writing……………………….’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to What do you See? 30th March

  1. Ooh! A collection of stories!

  2. pendantry says:

    Well penned! 🙂

  3. Sadje says:

    I love your story. Too true of life itself. Wonderfully done Di. Thanks for being a part of the challenge.

  4. judeitakali says:

    I love this piece, soothing and creatively written

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