A teacher discovers a hidden talent in a troubled student. But revealing it might lead to unwanted attention...
It was another wintery day at Hogwarts the snow was brightly shining through the curtains even though Ann wanted to sleep longer she realized she had school and a lot of catching up to do so and slid out of bed and went to her trunk by the foot of her bed got dressed in her Slithern robes grabbed her wand and dashed out of the girls dormitory she went up the stairs and accidentally ran into anothe...
Mara was a sweet young girl, with wide, blue eyes and golden curls.
She carried herself gracefully, despite the constant pushing of her away in the halls.
She didn’t mind distractions, for whenever she looked at a babbling boy or giggling girl, they would magically quiet down. Mara was the teacher’s pet, and everyone adored her. One day, while sitting at my desk, I noticed her writing in a notepa...
Chet leans back on his chair, waiting for the bell to finally ring, freeing him of the boredom of school.
He hears the teacher ask
He looks up in confusion
“Huh, whad you ask?”
“Can you show me how to solve for x?” Her brows furrow in frustration, clearly annoyed at his lack of attention.
“Uhh.. sure” he says scrambling to the blackboard.
When he’s finished
He catches the eyes of a few ...
She comes to school every day with tears in her eyes
Which makes me wonder why
But then she sits in her chair, refusing to move
Which makes me want to send her home
I watch the other kids play
And I watch her sit and stare
It bothers me so much
So I say “Lila, why?”
“Why won’t you go play?”
“Why won’t you listen?”
Hours later, everyone’s gone.
She’s gone too.
As I pack u...
Leona glanced at me.
“Hey wolf.” She said.
“I know a place were you can lie low. Back home I have a tree house. My sister Laya never goes in it. It would be the perfect place.” She said. I thought about it for a minute. A tree house in the city wouldn’t be a place Amon would think to look… but the closer I get to Leona the more danger I put her in. Finally, after a good few min...
A glint to the left
Strikes a shimmer of blue-
Then a glint to the right
Changes that hue.
A gaze back to me
Seems a trick of the light,
As now his eyes are blank-
Overtaken by all white.
Panic overtakes me
As the truth sets hard in-
This adolescent has inner chaos
Flowing to its own whim.
Though chaos does in fact flow
Through every coursing vein,
Those sent to my guidance
Have complete cont...
I didn’t realize it until it was too late. Edgar Allen Poe had reincarnated as a little James Hertford, a 3rd grade English student who could never sit still. At first it was hard to distinguish the drastic differences in his behavior and his writing from the first day of school to now.
Before, James didn’t really care much about the English language. He formed lazy sentences during writing time...
Orange shag carpeting and dark paneled walls, a glass topped brass coffee table with a heavy green ashtray, a dog-eared stack of magazines, and Raymond, all sitting in Clifford Klein’s waiting room. Macrame hangings and bedraggled asparagus ferns, the dusty decor bored Raymond. In a corner a large basket of grubby gnawed wood blocks made Raymond grimaced.
“Mrs. Johnson, Ray is a good boy, very p...
The child could see. Not like a normal child, but like a security camera. They could see everything.
The teacher didn’t quite know how to react. They had detained the student on allegations of cheating, and the child protested that they had abilities. Just to amuse himself, the teacher allowed a test of these claims. They were the truth. At least the kid wasn’t a cheater, right?
And so, how to p...
Oh to think they were special
Just another husk of a person
Is really under that facade
Yet this is a carefully
For you see
With the existence of a layer
Comes the fact that with one, there must be more
This one is full of layers
They lost count,
And lost themselves
Have you ever met a person
With such a fragile sense of self
They parade with an air of arrogance
And an ...
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