Mentoring the Gaps

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“Mr. Raycomb, you are needed in the office.”

Having just left the office, I wondered why I was needed to return.

“Come on in. Push the door shut.”

I do so. With stomach and thoughts intermingling… I’m wondering why the sudden closed door conference with our new principal.

“Steven’s mother is on the phone. She has asked, what I feel is a very unusual request.”

I gasp. I immediately know what has happened.

He presses speaker-phone.

“Hello, Ms. Jackson.” My faltering voice answers.

“I can’t tell him it’s returned. I won’t win this one. Will you tell him? Please!”



Written for The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenges: Requirements: 99 words written of the specified topic- write a story that shows a hard place and a connection. It could be a prisoner who discovers friendship; a cedar that grows from a crack in a cliff; an abandoned dog rescued by a homeless teen. Maybe it is a reconciliation or connecting with students during a turbulent time. Is the hard place part of something larger in the scope of a character’s development? Or is it a plot twist?

2 thoughts on “Mentoring the Gaps

  1. What a difficult spot for a parent to put a teacher, yet I also think that it takes a team approach sometimes to offer a student the support he or she needs. The emotion conveyed builds apprehension that begs for relief.

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