This post is inspired by Julia over at Julia’s Place. This weekly challenge is to write a creative piece of 100 words in response to a prompt. This week’s prompt is:
“…in the dark recess of my mind…”
I haven’t taken part in this challenge for far too long, although I always look at the prompt. Somehow I always just run out of time and before I know it, the next prompt has been posted! But this week two things happened. The very insightful Zazzy at Zazamataz asked when she was going to see some more creative writing pieces, and then I was described by the lovely Mrs Halford as being a contributor to the 100 word challenge, so I thought I really ought to make a special effort and start contributing again!
So, here we are.
“In this hot, stuffy room, maths is the furthest from my mind, but she’s looking at me, clearly expecting a response. I was dreaming of France and I haven’t heard her speak. All around me, my classmates stare, some with concern, some struggling to conceal a smirk. I glance at the whiteboard, hoping for a clue. All eyes are on me and I don’t like the attention. Finally, she speaks, disappointment in her voice. “Pie, Burns.” Pie? OK. Frantically I rummage in the dark recess of my mind; finally – the answer: Pi! “3.142, Miss.” The tension dissipates, we move on, and I go back to France.”