Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#VisDare 14 – Normalcy – The History Assignment

with 6 comments

This week’s VisDare prompt had me smiling straight away.


150 words – or less.
Post entry to your blog.
(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)
As always – thanks for participating!



The History Assignment (150 words)

So much about teaching made Sandra smile, occasionally it made her weep, rarely did she do both at once. Tommy’s homework had achieved the almost impossible.

Lila loved her man so much she would do anything and everything to please him. He was handsome and strong. His curls cupped his ears, his eyes shone like the sky. Lila knew protein was good for his muscles so she fed him lots of meat. Ducks were on special in the market. She bought one, took it home and plucked it. Roasted with potatoes and herbs, and served with mixed vegetables, it made Samson a hearty meal.

Tommy deserved an A for creativity. Unfortunately, it would have to be an E for historical accuracy. After the next class, Sandra took him aside.

‘Tommy, I think you misunderstood the task. I asked you to write about the relationship between Mrs. Simpson and her Duke.’




Written by Sarah Ann

April 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

6 Responses

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  1. Oh no, put up your dukes, said the duck. And to keep from getting in the soup, the duke ducked.
    Great little duck’s tail.
    Randy 😉

    The Writers Village

    April 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  2. Great story that delivered its twist well and made me smile – thanks!
    “Doh!” said Mr Simpson “That boy’s a ducking idiot”

    Nick Johns

    April 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

  3. As a teacher I can totally vouch for the hilarious inaccuracy that students sometimes put on history tests. Absolutely love this entry. Bonus points for doubling it back to the British Royal Family!! 😀

    • Thank you Angela. Your comments are always so encouraging. I’m glad you could relate to this as a teacher. Not being one, I can only imagine how frustrating/ interesting it can be when people don’t listen to/ understand instructions.

      Sarah Ann Hall

      April 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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