…. the silence was deafening…..

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#66

The prompt chose itself this week.

…. the silence was deafening…..

As usual you have 100 words to add to the 4 above making a total of 104. Make your entries suitable for a PG certificate as I’m hoping to do a joint prompt with the children soon and it is good to practice!

If you have stumbled across this blog and are completely confused with what this is all about, do read ‘What is 100WCGU?’ Feel free to leave a comment below if it still does not make sense. The link will remain open until 19th November

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list. The entries will be moved to this front page as soon a s possible!

Here is my story:

The silence was deafening when my grade school math teacher called on me.    I was not a mathematical person and everyone in the room knew it except her.   My nose was six inches from the black board, the chalk in my hand inert, as I stared at the problem she had written.  Was it written in Chinese characters?  I was frozen with fear.  All of a sudden my forehead was bouncing off the blackboard.  She had pushed the back of my head to prompt some action from the chalk.  My eyes welled with tears.  I returned to my desk; she called her next victim.


  1. Lucid Gypsy said,

    November 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I can remember witnessing things like this back in the day. They weren’t all the good old days were they?

    • Prosing On said,

      November 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Sometimes I think we went too far the other way. Getting strapped and paddle was just what was done in schools when I was a kid. I don’t want kids to be battered but I have seen some kids out of control and feeling entitled. That’s not good either.

  2. Sally-Jayne said,

    November 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Shocking…but unfortunately not uncommon in years gone by. Thank goodness we don’t have teachers like that anymore.

    Really well written – I could feel the fear and helpnessness of the character.

    • Prosing On said,

      November 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you Sally-Jayne. Years gone by is right. This happened to me, the character, in the sixties. In those days your strengths and passions, my being art and literature, were downplayed. I suppose it was thought that I was just not applying myself in math and science.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: