OLWG #135- MissFortune

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The words below are just practice. Practice makes perfect.

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.

When Isobel Fortune finished school and earned her teaching credentials she began applying for jobs with the neighbourhood schools around her parent’s home, where she lived with her Mum and Dad. She had grown up and lived in this house since her Dad had been transferred from Brighton when she was four years old. She had attended Burford School on the bottom road when she was a child and had been in constant trouble almost the entire time she was there.

Isobel had no luck with the local schools so she began to expand her search and sending her CV to schools closer to the city; then into the city proper. It took almost an entire year but she finally got an invitation for an interview with the headmaster of a primary school close to the city centre. Many of the students came from immigrant and indigent families. They relied on the school for lunches and rudimentary supplies like paper and pencils. She took the position teaching Year 3 and started a month and a half into the school year.

She arrived early on that first day and made her way to her classroom. The class had been covered by a temporary instructor since the beginning of the year and she was not too sure what to expect. She organized her lesson plans and neatly printed her name in the top right corner of the blackboard board at the front of the classroom. She wasn’t sure why they called it a blackboard when it was green.

When the bell sounded and the students began to file into the classroom they quickly found the name-tags she had placed on each desk and ignored them. They sat where they had been sitting for the last month and a half. She finally got them organized, to her satisfaction, and introduced herself.

“Good morning class,” she said. She pointed to the corner of the board where she had written her name. “My name is Miss Fortune and I’m your new teacher.”

The class snickered. Miss Isobel Fortune felt her face go-to crimson.

This week’s prompts are:

  1. Broken teeth
  2. Broken hearts
  3. Broken dishes

  1. Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!

  2. Write something big, Write something small,
    Write something
    Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!

7 thoughts on “OLWG #135- MissFortune

  1. The names we are born with can be such a bother… But I think Miss Fortune is up to the task.
    Reminds me of some schools that have M T that start there names. Rivals would say point to your head and say those letters. Children can be cruel.
    I caught up on my visits and smooshed five prompts into this fiction haibun: Facing Facts?


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