Monday Rewrite

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The teacher stood at the front of the room holding a stack of papers in her hand.  The class had just turned in reports on the animal of their choice.  The teacher told the class, “Now remember you will get these papers back on Monday to write a second draft.  I am not only looking for grammar errors, but for the use of extraneous information that just pads the word count.”

The bell then rang, and she dismissed the class.  Two girls looked at each other with a grin and one said, “Extraneous information, I think we’re in trouble.”


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