May 18: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wisdom


May 18, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a wise story. It can be about wisdom, expressing wisdom or advice for turning 50! It can be a wise-cracking story, too. Go where wisdom leads you.


Oh, to be wise he thought as he read through the student’s exam papers.

He turned over the effort from Betrice Walker, the smartest girl in his class. In amazement, he read her literary genius. He felt humbled that someone so young could evaluate the question so clearly.

For goodness sake he thought, she’s a child still, what will she be like in twenty years?

So much wisdom in one so young.

He wrote an A on her paper.

Tomorrow he’d watch the glow on her face knowing she’d be pleased.

Sipping coffee, he picked up the next paper.


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16 Responses to May 18: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wisdom

  1. kittysverses says:

    Nice one Michael, loved the fact that you portrayed that age has nothing to do with wisdom.

  2. I wish I had more of those moments. Too many kids are altogether careless these days.

  3. Lorraine says:

    It’s a pleasant epiphany when you read a student’s paper, and know they already out write you! Feels good to know that talent comes with each generation despite what we teach them.

  4. Lorraine says:

    Nice that they let you play along!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Ah, wisdom does not reside solely with age. I like the casual pace you weave this tale. Thank you, Michael.

  6. Norah says:

    Nice one, Michael. I thought she was going to be accused of plagiarism. I’m pleased it was her own wisdom, and that he had the wisdom to recognise it.

  7. Kalpana solsi says:

    She fully deserved a ‘A’ .

    Today’s generation kids are smart and know where they stand.

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