This was not “being good”. Karl knew he had gone too far but was it “naughty”?
Endless boundaries, rules and consequences just blurred into time. So many teachers, punishments, classroom corners and tell-tale-tits; “easily distracted” and “will not fit in”, meant what? He was desperate.
Under the lake’s NO PADDLING sign, he had decided to do what they told him. Presented with the struggling rabbit he had hurled it far into the stagnant stench. All around, children’s giggles of nervous satisfaction alerted panic inside him.
Without thinking, he jumped, sinking into the velvet silt. Surely, doing so, was “being good”?
©Anna Ghislena 2013
This fabulous photo was the prompt for the 100 WCGU over a Julia’s place this week. To take part go to: http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week112/