After she retired she sometimes found herself thinking about certain students, and this day she was wondering what had become of the intelligent, quiet and kind of a loner kid in her classroom who occasionally raised his hand to answer a question, but mostly seemed to be gazing out the window, seemingly unaware of what was being discussed.
Surprisingly, at least to her, he invariably did outstanding on all the tests and assignments, so during his junior year when he began receiving invitations from universities from all over the country to come see what they could offer him, she wondered what the future would hold for him, and encouraged him to schedule an appointment with the career counselor at the school to talk about his strengths and interests, etc.
Although he originally planned to be in her class all year, she had heard through the grapevine he had dropped her class the second semester and registered for what he thought would be a more interesting class.
Between classes toward the end of the year, she saw him surrounded by a group of students, but they quickly dispersed, except for him, when the bell rang signaling classes would be beginning shortly.
As she quickened her steps to return to her classroom, she saw him with his head down walking slowly, almost shuffling as he headed toward the exit to the parking lot, and she made a mental note to herself to have a chat soon with the school counselor.
With the myriad of tasks she needed to take care of before retiring that year, plus attending all the obligatory meetings for the teachers regarding the district’s plans to increase their video instruction in certain courses, she neglected to talk to the counselor about her hunch.
|Each week there is a different|
prompt word to be included
in a story written with only
six sentences. This week
the prompt is video.