100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #20 – 100 words – Using at least 1 of …the powers that be /the apple of his eye/the writing on the wall… in real terms or by inference – “Words”
The powers that be struck. A child had been called to the head’s office.
No longer the apple of his eye, the teacher frowned at the smiling child.
One question, “Why the writing on the wall?”
Without losing her smile, she replied, “Some things must be written. Have you read it?”
True, he’d seen the offence but hadn’t read the words.
It read, “My mummy no longer has cancer.”
The teacher had known of her family’s struggles while their mother was sick, “Promise you won’t write on walls again and I’ll go see the head.”
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