It’s Not Purely Academic


PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

Karen was a little different.

Some girls are part of a gaggle, always huddled together, giggling, chatting, falling in and out of friends from day-to-day, but Karen was often alone.

Mrs Davey looked out of the window and sighed.  Karen has a beautiful nature. Children can be so cruel.

At the bell, the children trooped back in.

Mrs Davey asked the TA to supervise the class and quietly took Josie outside.

Next playtime, Josie made a beeline for Karen and tucked her arm in hers.

“Would you like to be my friend?”

Mrs Davey gave her an almost imperceptible wink.

Word Count: 100

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.


38 thoughts on “It’s Not Purely Academic

  1. Lynn Love says:

    Bless Mrs Davey and Josie – such thoughtful kindness. And kids can be very cruel to anyone different, while also being able to look past difference more than adults. What a complicated lot we are. Great tale Claire

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