Hello… Good-Bye

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“Good morning.”

Standing at my door, I greet every one of them.

Most years, by now, they greet me back.

Not this year.

“I glad to see you today. I missed you yesterday.”

Agnes had been absent… again.

Her parents- between homes.

I wish I could do more.

Was that a small smile?

Here comes Aaron, the perpetual fist-bumper.

He always pulls his fist away before contact.

Small moments of coolness are important.

I grin… Then I step forward and bump fists before he can retreat.

He grins and sprints down the stairs.

“You cheated!” he yells in flight.



Written for The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Challenge. RequirementsMarch 30, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a hello or a goodbye. You can pick any greeting that grabs you from howdy to fare thee well. It will be interesting to see how the collection intertwines the opposite greetings. Go where the prompt leads you.

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3 thoughts on “Hello… Good-Bye

  1. There were a few teachers that I remember…that I liked. But then I didn’t get the chance to know many moving quite a bit as a student. I think any teacher that makes extra effort to be welcoming is making a good impression – even if they ‘cheat’ just a little. 😉

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