The sound of his teacher’s voice droned in Jack’s ears. Today the class was learning about writing. Jack hated writing more than any other subject. He could never find a topic that interested him. His mind started floating somewhere else, beyond the classroom. In seconds he was in a dark, damp castle. Sounds from the other side of the stone walls echoed throughout the corridors, the gate house, and even the barbican. The noises suddenly turned into a chanting of his name!

“Jack…Jack…JACK!” 

Jack jerked his head up from his desk. He had done it again. He had drifted away in boredom and entered his own world of wonder and possibilities. His teacher, Miss Darway, had no patience left. 

“Jack, I’ve had enough of your daydreaming during my class. Tomorrow, after school, I want to meet with you!”

“I can’t Miss D! I’m going to be playing with Molly,” Jack blurted out.

“That’s just going to have to wait.” As soon as their conversation ended the bell rang. It was the end of the day. Jack was walking to the outer doors when Molly caught up to him. 

“Jack! I heard the conversation you had with Miss D. I know you can write!”

 “Molly I hate writing. I can’t even stay awake in class!”

“Well, I gotta run. You got this Jack.”  

The following day, at the end of class, everybody left except for Jack and Miss Darway.  

“So I’ve been thinking…” Miss Darway began “…if you just try, you might really enjoy writing.”

“Miss D I do try! It’s just plain boring.”

“I’ve seen your artwork Jack, you have great ideas. All you need to do is write about something you enjoy.” Jack thought about the typical ideas…Why should you read books?…Why eat healthy foods? Then it hit him, he could write about his dreams! Jack began to write. When he was done he had an amazing story.

Miss Darway had helped him find his inspiration! It changed his life forever.

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Fuji
Fuji (@fuji)
7 months ago

I really enjoyed this story, Ava. Our young man Jack was incredibly creative, so I’m glad his teacher recognized his wonderful imagination and helped him find a way to express his exciting internal world. We all need people who understand us like she did! By the way, I just love your image. Is that your own art work? The colors, shapes and textures are really gorgeous. Good luck in the contest!

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi (@katy-bizi)
6 months ago
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That is really impressive! I’m so jealous that you were able to create your own artwork to fit in with your story.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
7 months ago

Congrats on getting your first story in Ava. I enjoyed reading it. It can often be difficult to get young ones, and especially boys, in the right mindset to write. It certainly sounds as though his teacher recognised his vivid imagination though. Good job!

Ella Bombini
Ella Bombini (@ella-bombini)
7 months ago

This is amazing! I love this story!!!!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
7 months ago

Very captivating and engaging. I love the creative mind of Jack that he always entered the world of wonder and possibilities. Good to know, Ms. D noticed it. Amazing. Congrats.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
7 months ago

Hi Ava, welcome to the ‘Voice Club’. You give us a wonderful beginning. It will remind everyone of the lessons that they disliked too, and maybe even skipped? Only the best of teachers would have persevered, (we used to get the cane – ouch, ha, ha.) Good on Miss Darway, for finding his Inspiration. A lovely write Ava.

Alan Kemister
Alan Kemister (@alan-kemister)
6 months ago

Ah, so many school kids, boys more than girls, I suspect, hated writing class. I wish I’d had an inspirational teacher like Mrs. Darway. I didn’t discover the joy of creative writing until I retired in my sixties. If I had encountered a Mrs. Darway in school, I might have started a little sooner.
Good take on the inspiration theme, and a very enjoyable story.

Sandra James
Sandra James (@sandra-james)
6 months ago

A beautiful story, Ava, and one many parents can relate to. I remember one of my second son’s teachers telling me it was just a matter of finding the right subjects in reading matter to inspire him to read (it did) and writing would be the same. Heartwarming 🙂

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
6 months ago

The story is a sympathetic pychological study of creativity steeped with universal passions of adolescence.

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi (@katy-bizi)
6 months ago

Ava, welcome to Voice Club! I’m sure I can speak on everyone’s behalf that we’d all love to see more stories of yours, so keep up the good work!

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