Saturday Centus – Wk#126 – Prompt: “Blah, blah, blah” – 103 words – “Talia”

23 Sep

The meaning lost in the hypnotic trance invoked by the monotone, the class, transfixed, listened to the sound of the speaker, “Blah, blah, blah.”

Talia’s mind wandered to other worlds, worlds where fairies flitted through the sky, where giants and ogres were friendly and where worries disappeared. Feeling the warmth of her world, she unfurled her wings and lifted into the sky to join the other fairies. Together they painted rainbows in the sky and caused the gentle breeze to caress the flowered field.

“Talia, stop daydreaming!”

Shaken from her world, she again heard, “Blah, blah, blah…”

A tear trickled down her cheek.

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Posted by on September 23, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


5 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#126 – Prompt: “Blah, blah, blah” – 103 words – “Talia”

  1. Judie McEwen

    September 23, 2012 at 23:58

    Poor Talia! A very sweet Centus, Ross.

    • Ross Mannell

      September 24, 2012 at 00:41

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’m glad to say the sort of teacher in the story would not exist these days. The involvement of the children in their learning these days wouldn’t allow it. 🙂

  2. Susan Mystery

    September 24, 2012 at 00:17

    I imagined a second grader sitting next to the window in her classroom. Poor baby. Loved this!

    • Ross Mannell

      September 24, 2012 at 00:44

      Thanks for the comment.

      In this case, the fault was not with Talia for daydreaming but with the teacher not aware how ineffective they were. There would be few things worse than suppressing the creativity of a child’s mind or their natural curiosity.

  3. Jenny Matlock

    October 11, 2012 at 12:03

    ‘Where worries disappeared’. That line really struck me.

    I, too, would not want to return from that place.


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