Johnny’s Gone

“What do you want me to do, denounce him in front of everyone?” The woman was in the office of her boss.

“That may be the only way he will learn. I will take full responsibility. The facts need to be told.”

“Facts are one thing, but this… are you sure?”

“Yes, I am sure.”

The woman left the office and went to the room at the end of the hall. There she stepped into her classroom and addressed the students. “I have news to tell you all. Johnny wont be joining us in class any longer. He is being taken to a special school where they can help him. He didn’t realize what he did was wrong and so now he has to learn. With any luck he will be able to return to us soon.”

A little girl raised her hand. “What did Johnny do wrong?”

“He tried to bite the principal, but obedience training should take the bite, but not the bark out of our friend.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – denounce