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Daydreaming in Class

You will need a terrific setting. The suck up kids are nodding. Make sure that your character is interesting. She says this in a monotone voice. The only voice she has. The one that puts me to sleep. I languish back, whispering with my tree. A willow with flowing hair, and a sweet nod. Her bluebirds call my name, inviting me to dance. A teacher’s droning is in the background, but I can ignore her. She is easy to ignore. Here is a template you’ll need. Two teacher’s pets immediately say they will pass them out. The teacher calls another one’s name. A reluctant student who is probably in the land of giants Slaying dragons. I smile. It’s not me this time. Cardinals and robins flit over, hunting for food. There is a brush against my arm. It’s the template. But I pretend it is the willow tree, loving me. My eyes begin to close, a nap in the works. I enjoy my soft day with her gentle quick ways. I am in the zone, asleep under the willow. It is a warm day. The sun is gentle. “Will need a partner,” teacher says, bringing me back to my 5th grade desk. I choose Jameson, I say, noting his horrified look. He knows I did not hear almost any of the instructions. They all know I am usually more than half asleep in most of my classes. Someone giggles. The teacher must have given her a sharp look. The giggle stops in mid giggle. Jameson is terrified that I will not know what to do, but I do. Taking the paper out of his hand, I offer to do the writing. I ask for his ideas. He has none. So I begin with a flourish!

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Date: 9/15/2019 2:24:00 PM
You certainly can tell a vivid story, Caren. Remembering how hard I tried to stay awake in a classroom like this, long ago and far away.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/15/2019 7:44:00 PM
Thank you Sandra. I appreciate you stopping by.
Date: 9/1/2019 6:37:00 PM
Oh I just love this and I see you carried it over from short story spot, where I think not many poets go to visit. Now I can FAVE it.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/1/2019 10:02:00 PM
Hahahahaha I did not even realize I put it there, but I do like putting it here because more see it.
Date: 9/1/2019 2:19:00 AM
A lovely story Caren, quite the story teller - some teachers can put their students off the subject they teach by their uninterested attitude towards their class, maybe the teacher has his or her own hell within themselves, to deal with. Children, and teens will therefore go into daydream mode, where they will be much happier, hope however students hear what they had to study for their test the next day! Hugs Jennifer.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/1/2019 9:50:00 AM
It is interesting to me that I passed any subjects as I was usually in full-blown daydreaming mode. There were only two interesting teachers that I remember out of maybe forty of them.
Date: 8/31/2019 11:03:00 PM
Caren, Sublime storytelling my dear. I could feel Jameson's discomfort and flushed panic. Terrific write!! I was Jameson, weren't we all once? -Richard
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 9/19/2019 9:49:00 AM
Math?!? Think I'll help you sweep.... -R
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/1/2019 9:51:00 AM
I would have been Jameson in any math class; I hear the word math and my mind starts clawing to go take a bathroom break or sweep some concrete steps at a cathedral.