Back to School

3 Aug

It’s that time of year again. Kids and teachers are getting ready for another year of learning and growing together.  The nervousness mingles with the excitement. backtoschool1

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has a fun little writing prompt for this month: In 50 words or less, give us a first impression of your character’s new teacher.

And so I present to you, a 47 word story. Enjoy!

Dragon Lady

A nervous hiccup escaped my lips.

Dragon Lady whipped around.

A second hiccup erupted followed by a warm blast of shame.

Her red painted claw pointed at me.

“Lesson One,” she growled.

The third hiccup exploded in flames.

“You have earned the first star of the year.”


7 Responses to “Back to School”

  1. Patricia Tilton August 6, 2015 at 8:27 PM #

    Clever and cute. I really enjoyed your poem!


    • Juliana Lee August 6, 2015 at 9:30 PM #

      Thanks Pat. It’s not really a poem (I wouldn’t dare) but I’ll take the compliment regardless! 🙂


  2. writersideup August 5, 2015 at 9:40 PM #

    So cute, Juliana 🙂 I hope to start visiting more often. Shooting for normalcy, but it keeps evading me.


  3. Jane Heitman Healy August 3, 2015 at 3:06 PM #

    That’s clever, Juliana! Especially in only 47 words!


    • Juliana Lee August 3, 2015 at 6:43 PM #

      Thanks, Jane. It was a bit challenging to cut back my super creative flow of language. Hahaahah! 🙂


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