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Thursday, June 10, 2010


The final minutes seemed interminable. I sat at the edge of my seat drumming a hole in my desk with my fingers. I could feel the intense pressure building up in the room. Then with one 3-second sound of the bell the pressure burst. People bolted up from their chairs in a bizarre realization of their sudden freedom. I must admit that for a second I did join in this celebration but then stooped down to grab my things. On the ground sat a cup filled with still-sharp pencils. Then in one of the strangest moments of the day the cup began to talk. "Please I beg of you please don't throw me into a bag and forget about me. Keep learning" he said, voice dripping with evil sarcasm . For a second I considered his offer . "Well, now that you say it like that..." and then I tipped the cup over scattering pencils across the floor. As I walked to the door I muttered back to the pencil cup "not on your life." And I walked out the door into summer.


this is a magpie tale http://magpietales.blogspot.com/. For me this will happen tomorrow (minus the evil pencil cup). Also check out my comic 1890 at this link http://1890comic.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

  1. Welcome to Summer JP. Good luck on the last final.

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  2. ha. hope you have a great summer break...my day off tomorrow so i plan on checking out your comic...

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  3. oh, i so loved the spirit of this... summer soon, how wonderful...

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  4. They say education is wasted on the young, but school is only the start of it all. It gives you the tools to educate yourself in the big wide world. If you have a curious mind, you can't help but learn. I enjoyed reading this.

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  5. Wonderful! School days, school days ... my summers passed in a whirl of non-stop fun. I miss those times.

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  6. Loved the style of this one!

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  7. love it - watch out for that Evil cup---it has eyes in the back of it....bkm

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  8. Every body needs that summer break. The pencils can stay sharp until the fall.

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  9. Enjoy your summer break! Love your post, very imaginitive. :-)

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  10. Summer breaks are too short anyway. Your pencils will wait. Energetic story!

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  11. I learned some stuff during summer they just didn't teach in school! Nice Magpie

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  12. You certainly caught the essence of a student on the last day of school! Well done.

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  13. My kids already brought their half-used pencils home and dumped them on my floor!

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  14. have a fun summer break.
    awesome tale!

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  15. That was a cheeky little read! I feel all school-girly again!

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