My Dog Ate It (a 150 word story)

“But Mr. Perkins, my dog ate all my homework,” Johnny said as he wiped his nose.  The constant sniffle the boy had was almost more annoying than the lie he was trying to tell me.

“That was an extremely old excuse even when my dad went to school,” I said.

“But it’s the truth,” Johnny pleaded.  “Honest.”

“Don’t lie to me,” I replied.  Johnny was about to say more, but I cut him off.  “Go back to your table, or I will send you to the principal’s office.”

Johnny gave up and moped his way back to his assigned spot.  I watched him put on the plastic gloves.  Like I would believe a dog would want to eat bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers.  One bite maybe, but the rest?

“Okay students.  Pick up your knives.  Today I’m going to show you how to properly clean the skin off a snapper fillet.”

 

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Professor (an acrostic poem)

Projecting out into the student filled room

Ronald felt the thrill of performing again

Oh the joys of the beginning of the semester

Fresh faces full of hope and promise

Everyone eager to feast upon very utterance

Still Ronald knew that this honeymoon would be short lived

Since he had two homework assignments to give due on day two

Ordinarily that should trouble his inner child

Reality was his inner child moved away from home a long time ago for not paying rent

 

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