100 Word Challenge - Dusky

What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Dusky".

100 Word Challenge 


Ralphie Persons was a 7 year old terror who never sat still, always asked questions, and generally tried to annoy everyone.  His favorite trick was pinching people when Miss Beverly wasn't looking.

This day, a day at the Zoo, found Miss Beverly with her charges, her dusky brown skin and golden brown hair glowing in the sun.  She heard a scream and whirled around just in time to finally catch Ralphie in the act. Almost instinctively, she lightly smacked his cheek.

Ralphie was mortified. 

He cried. 

He stopped. 

He looked up, teary eyed, and said, "Miss Beverly, I love you."



Tara R. said...

A little tough love, eh? Sometimes the little demons just want attention.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

That would probably make the 5 o'clock news of teacher being fired, but at least he finally got someone to notice him!

Carrie said...

if a slap is love to that boy he will have an interesting life!! I foresee whips and chains ;)

Jonathan R. said...

Hahahaha, obvious!