Thanks to those who joined us in September's 300 Words! Let's all take a moment to recap our return to the classroom with this opening line:
"The classroom door swung open and heavily hit the wall with a reverberating thud ... "
Once seated behind the desk, she picks up a leather bound booklet with her right hand and takes a gold and white mottled fountain pen from her designer purse. She settles the thick pen between her long, slim fingers and begins testing it on the desk pad. Now standing, her first utterance brings the room to silence. A flowing, melodic drawl immediately captures everyone’s attention as she notifies us to call her “Miss Phillips.“
After unfolding a twice folded sheet of paper, she carefully pronounces my name, “Thomas Applegate.“ Signaled by my articulate timid response, she glides down the aisle. With atypical teacher fashion, she stands near me and makes gentle eye contact. After marking her list, she turns to begin the next name as the lexicographical roll call continues. She is beautiful, like the starlet in an MGM movie. Appearing graceful and confident, her hourglass shape is revealingly outlined as she moves away.
Cast in her beauty is the appearance of many unknown nearby classmates. Some still in their morning chore clothes while others must have spent the early pre-school hours selecting just the right clothes or jewelry; and some, even makeup! An unfamiliar girl across the aisle smiles at me. Is this going to be the best year ever or what?
Let's embrace the spirit of the season and get a little spooky with October's 300 Words challenge! Email Amy at email@example.com (due October 20th) with your 300 word response to this starting sentence:
"It had been almost a decade since anyone had ventured inside the crumbling old mansion ... "