In Keith’s words.
“Using this photo (Below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here.
Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries, with links to your own blog or web site, next Monday.
Pop Quiz by John W. Howell © 2018
“Now class. Since we all have been off for a few days, I think it is time for a pop quiz.”
“You have something to say, Johnnie?”
“Well, you know how hard it is to remember stuff over vacation. I think everything I learned fell out of me at the beach.”
“This is precisely why a pop quiz is in order. It would show what we need to learn again if we forgot.”
“But, teacher. What good does all this stuff do?”
“I’m surprised to hear you say that, Johnny. Just before vacation, you put your knowledge to excellent use.”
“I don’t remember that.”
“Oh come on. You don’t recall standing at the top of the stairs encouraging the rest of the class to follow you.”
“I recall that, but don’t see how learning fit it.”
“Didn’t you learn to navigate the stairway?”
“And didn’t you learn to measure your pace so you could last?”
“I did but—”
“When you reached the top what did you do?”
“Thanked you for helping me get there.”
“Exactly. So about that pop quiz?”
“Okay teacher. I guess it won’t hurt.”
“Thank you, Johnny. Alright, class. For today’s pop quiz we are going to run to the top of the stairway. The last one up gets a failing grade.”