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Thursday, November 19, 2015

An On-line Novel: Punishment

It's time for another excerpt. My, the time flies.

Cassandra swallowed back something pasty. The home room teacher left her mouth dry. She didn't know what to make of him. Friend or fiend. His beedy brown eyes had a wild look in them. And she couldn't tell if his crooked smile was just that or a permanent scowl.

"Well, Miss Berg?" Mr. Haggerman reached for the yellow pad laying on her desk top, and picked it up.

He brought it close to his face and a cocked a silvery brow.

She silently drummed her fingers against her desk. Hope he doewassn't get upset with my doodles. It's something she did when nervous or was under pressure. Making her, the newbie in the class, the monitor on the first day was beyond fair. It didn't help that her new classmates were demons from hell. Their actions were far from Christian. She lifted her chin and glanced at the kids to her right beyond Mr. Haggerman. They most definitely deserved whatever the Hangman was going to dish out.

"Well done, Miss Berg." The teacher made an about face with his pad and headed toward his podium. "Looks like everyone minus Miss Berg and Mr. Fisher, will have to write out Proverbs four, three times before they leave my class today. At the end of the week, you will be have to write the whole thing from memory."

Cassandra let out a silent sigh and flashed a look at Ronald.

He pressed his lips together.

"You two will pay later," Gruber whispered from behind her.

One of the girls sitting way in the back let out a snort. Gruber responded with a frog croak.

"Looks like we'll add half of Proverbs five to the two of you." He peered over his black-rimmed glasses at the boy behind her and then at the girl.

Cassandra knew these kids weren't opt to walking in compassion and forgiveness. It so sucks to be me and Ronnie. But her friend did have a battle plan. This day wasn't going to end well. That was for sure.


  1. Very well written and real. Bullying is more common than we realize. Sadly.... but if we are more aware of this situation, perhaps some day it will be a thing of the past. Bullies need to stop bullying and victims need to not be victims anymore.

    1. Thank you, Michael. I was a kid who was bullied all through high school. As I write this, it brings back memories.

  2. You should be posting this at Write On, Shelly. You'd have a bigger audience.

    1. Write On? When I find time, I will look into that. I'm not impressed with Wattpad.

  3. You did a good job keeping us in suspense as to whether she actually wrote something or not. Well done! (But there some typos and grammar mistakes that need to be fixed.)

    1. Thank you. And yes, after I posted this, I noticed the typos and grammar issues.

  4. Your a very interesting writer.
    Like the teacher raining his eyebrow.

    cheers, parsnip


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