27/07/2017

NOT MY FAULT - a hundred word story for Friday Fictioneers.

NOT MY FAULT

“It’s not my fault, Sir!”
“You were caught red-handed destroying it, Taylor.”
“Well, yes, Sir, but that little sh.. – er – boy Stone, made me do it.”
“How, precisely? You’re twice his size. In fact I recall you were sent to me last week for locking him in a broom cupboard.”
“Exactly, Sir, and nobody would have known about that if he hadn’t phoned home. Without that phone booth to hide in while he snivels to his mum, he’ll have to take it like a man.”
“As you will, Taylor – bend over that chair.”

“No Sir! Please Sir! Not the cane!”
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It's my opinion that some people take photos just for this forum, as J Hardy Carroll appears to have done with this one! Despite that, three separate interpretations popped into my mind, but two were about phone calls too personal to share, and the phone call that is on my mind at the moment hasn't come yet - the one about the arrival of another grandchild, who is already five days overdue.
So here it is - a light-hearted treatment of a dark subject. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog, from whence, after leaving a comment here -  you can follow the link to read other stories.  https://rochellewisoff.com/
ps. if you'd like to read another of my stories, go to p40 on this month's  http://visualverse.org/

32 comments:

  1. I could almost hear Billy Bunter here.

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    1. Gods! You must be as old as me!

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  2. Dear Liz,

    Children are marvelous at the art of 'blame shift.' And the teacher is not amused. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. My two and a half year old granddaughter has started using that phrase recently, hence, possibly, my story!

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  3. Quick - stick an excercise book down the back of your trousers! It used to work for me!

    Click to read my FriFic

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    1. Oh Keith - surely you weren't that naughty?

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  4. Good luck with the new grandchild! Bullying is never to be condoned, at the same time Stone has to learn to stand up to him. Maybe no phone call will help him do that.

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    1. You must be a parent, Iain - or a teacher :)

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  5. Reminded me too of Billy Bunter as Sandra Crook pointed out. All the best for the new grandchild.

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  6. A truly award-winning defence, well thought-out I thought. Shame it didn't work :-)

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    1. You clearly had a mis-spent childhood, Alistair!

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  7. Haha! What goes around comes right around.

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  8. As Queen Victoria once said, "We are not amused." That teacher DEFINITELY wasn't.
    Good work, Liz!

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  9. I know we are not supposed to agree to corporal punishment... but...

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    1. It's so non-PC isn't it? But sometimes it fits the occasion so well!

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  10. i see a future lawyer here. :)

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    1. Yes - everyone's fault but his - or his client's!

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  11. Sounds like a typical bully. Gets away with whatever terrorising he can, then when caught starts to whimper and blame the victim.
    Good tak on the prompt.

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    1. Two of my children were bullied - a canker that must be constantly guarded against, in schools and elsewhere.

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  12. Well, he did reap the reward for his behavior; but I hope the little guy doesn't get off scott free, either. Sounds like a bit of a twerp to me :)

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    1. Ah - so you're on the side of the perp?

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  13. Very very relatable and hence very fun too.
    I am glad he couldn't fool the teacher this time .
    I hope you get that much-awaited phone call soon.
    Best wishes,
    Moon
    https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Moon - the phone call came ten minutes ago!

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  14. Yikes...that was scary!

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    1. Scary? Thanks for commenting, Dawn.

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    1. Interesting - one of those words that could be taken either way!

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