FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 31, 2017 – First Day of School


Image: Jessica Haines

It was the first day of school, it was raining, cold and Jess could think of a thousand things she’d rather be doing than going to boring old school.

So in protest she decided to take the morning off. She wandered around the park, playing in the puddles of water and generally felt justified in her decision to wop the first day back. She thought if she was clever she might be able to avoid going forever.

By lunch time she was thinking she missed her friends. If there was one benefit in attending school, it was her friends and the time she spent with them. By 1pm she was feeling very bored. She walked back towards the school and saw her friends having fun and enjoying the stories they told each other.

Tomorrow, as much as she hated to admit it, she would bite the bullet and front up.


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36 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 31, 2017 – First Day of School

  1. Very nostalgic. Brought me back to childhood mmeories. Beautifully written.

  2. Lorraine says:

    Hubby’s brother pretended to go to kindergarten for more than a month, leaving home with his lunch and hanging out in the playground. Eventually, he did get caught out. But his massive playing hooky is legend.
    Nice, pleasant tale — something a grandchild might do?

  3. Lyn says:

    Oh this brings back so many memories. And so many memories of tales my Nana told me about my Dad when he was a kid. LOL my Mum told me about those cranky old nuns 😀

  4. Joyfrida says:

    Hahaha I Loved school, but I did once leave early to go watch cartoons and my mum caught me. Let’s just say the thought never crossed my mind again. Lovely story.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice take. Looking back, school doesn’t seem that bad, if only we could appreciate that at the time.

  6. Su says:

    going to school, somedays i felt this way.. But then i would have missed out all the fun with friends.. reminded me of my good old days, thanks for such a nice take on the prompt..

  7. Hahaha! Jess is ditching school and found out it isn’t as much fun as she thought it would be. LOL! Cute story Michael!

  8. michael1148humphris says:

    School what different memories we all have. I really enjoyed my time away from school. I needed nature studies, instead I often got English grammar and spelling – and I still don’t understand it – never will I expect – Your story recalled memories good and bad, which was great.

  9. Shivangi says:

    Even though she skipped school, she learnt a very important leason – friends are wonderful to have and make school life easy. Great one!

  10. I’d never have had the nerve to play hooky, as sure as goodness I’d have been caught!

  11. luckyjc007 says:

    Jess found that even though going to school was not to her liking, being alone without her friends was worse! Sometimes we are faced with a different situation and are less comfortable with it than the one we were experiencing before and when we compare the two…..the first one turns out to be the best. We can not always revert back to the previous one though, but in her case it was easy. Great story.

  12. How to mix and interact with others is the most important skill to be learned at school. Excellent.

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  13. swritings says:

    Minus the exams and being put on the spot by teachers, school days hold fond memories! Nice take! 🙂

  14. Ameena k.g says:

    Hahaha, I think a lot of us can actually relate to this. I enjoyed the story, took me back.

  15. milliethom says:

    School generally means the two conflicting things to most kids, as you rightly show in your story, Michael. They’ll think up lots of excuses not to go, and even play ‘twaggy’ when necessary. But when it comes down to it, they always miss their mates! Happy memories for a lot of us in your nice little story, Michael.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Millie, thanks for stopping by, I have a grandson starting school tomorrow and I know he is going to love the whole thing, I hope…lol

      • milliethom says:

        I hope he does, too, Michael. Most do nowadays, although some take time to get used to being away from Mum. School is fun. I know you taught older ones, as I did, and unfortunately, not all of that age group still like school. After all, they’re expected to work – that dirty word! Fingers crossed for your little grandson. 🙂

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