No More Funding

She came in through the garage door and put her notebook on the counter.  Her husband looked up from his newspaper and asked, “How did the meeting go?”

“Don’t ask, it was horrible!”

“Want to punch a pillow horrible or just scream really loud horrible?”

She smiled a little and said, “Ugh.”

“Tell me what happened?”

“On the stupid school board wants to abolish the entire after school program.  I mean it is the only source of art and music most of those kids get and it is “free” after school care so the kids are safe.  It is crazy!’

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

Speaking the Truth

The candidate was irreverent to the existing school board and declared them all “incompetent fools” at the meeting the week of the general elections.  Most people thought that would ruin his chances, but there were enough parents who were upset over the closing of the elementary school they had just funded a new gym and music room for.  It appeared the district was ready for some big changes the way they voted.  In spite of his irreverence, the candidate was there to usher in a new era for the Janesville school district.


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