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……………………….’