Reaching the Edge, it’s a Six Sentence Story

OK, the rules say it’s not too late! It’s Thursday night, 8:37 pm and, while I could post tomorrow, it would seem anti-climatic if I did. It’s opening day after all! Thank you Ms. Zoe! for hosting this weekly bloghop, on this, Six Sentence Thursday.

Every week our estimable hostess reveals for us the “word of the week”. This week’s challenge word? Border. Use it however you wish just as long as your contribution is no longer, no shorter than 6 sentences.

Now, without further adieu (pun intended!)….

Bordering on the edge of insanity, Sr. Cedric decided today was the day her first grade students would either behave or suffer the consequences.

Her efforts to control her young charges appeared to have little to no residual effect as they were as rambunctious and noisy, unrepentant and precocious as ever!

Not one child believed her when she told them she was leaving until she instructed Peter Miller to pull the window shades halfway and then open a couple of the transom windows; then… it started sinking in.

The short, somewhat stout nun calmly walked the width of the classroom toward and out the door turning off the lights as she left, closing the door softly behind her.

As the shock began to wear off and the reality that our teacher had just abandoned us set in, many of us began crying as we realized this was the real deal, Sr. Cedric left, she was gone.

And then.. the sound of the principal’s voice sounded over the loudspeaker…


  1. Clark Scottroger · August 24, 2017

    a world of asphalt tile floors and black slate black boards… yet, it (the classroom) was the real world for those of us who inhabited it for nearly as many hours as we did with our families in our homes.
    good Six


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 24, 2017

      Indeed, we spent more time in school than at home it seemed.
      Thank you!


  2. D. Avery @shiftnshake · August 25, 2017

    From nun to none… I bet not all the children cried when she crossed the border. A timely six as schools are starting up again. Nice.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 25, 2017

      lol …no, true but I have to tell you, I’ll never forget that day 😀 btw, yours truly did not cry!
      Ah, so they are.
      Thanks. Appreciate you stopping by!


  3. oldegg · August 25, 2017

    Sadly if the children had misbehaved it was probably because she couldn’t grasp their attention and interest. They may be luckier with the next one.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 25, 2017

      We were a class to go down in history. Same school, only 6th grade…the parish priest called us incorrigible! He wasn’t kidding lol


  4. UP · August 25, 2017

    That actually happened to me in high school… he just walked out.


  5. Keith's Ramblings · August 25, 2017

    I wouldn’t have blamed any of my teachers for doing that! Excellent.

    Click to read my Six


  6. Pat B · August 31, 2017

    I’m sure there have been many teachers who have at times, wished they’d just stayed home on certain days. 🙂

    Good SSS!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 2, 2017

      Hi Pat! Oh you are so right lol. I just marvel that it was in the first grade 😀
      Thank you 🙂


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