100 Word Wednesday: The New Teacher #amwriting #flashfiction #racism 


Thanks to Bikurgurl for hosting #100WordWednesday. 

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It’s 1962 and Miss Parker’s exotic beauty temporarily shocks her grade seven class into silence. She has lovely dark skin and striking eyes lined with kohl. The boys are held speechless by her attractive appearance. Her bold cranberry lipstick and a fashionably revealing outfit are what her female student’s desire to wear.

Her student’s realize how interesting, knowledgable, and outgoing their new teacher is and walk home each day telling their parents Miss Parker is wonderful. The parents are thrilled for their children. 

Nevertheless, things change when the parent’s realize at parent teacher interviews, Miss Parker is black woman. Race was not a feature of Miss Parker their children noticed as racism is not ingrained within a child — it is taught. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

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Poem: Wrapped Refrain – ” Glaring Light “


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Reigns of my courage lives, you don’t —

Know my plight, expectations won’t,

Be lowered for your quarrel, your fight.

Bending rules, wield arms for the right.

The demons abandon with light, with light I’ll prevail.

Darkness hides from being shone upon, darkness wails.

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Pushing black-night into harrowed,

Blood run wild, enemy finds woe.

At turn of the tide light blossoms,

Carving out spaces, reveals one, 

Staring into the face of evil, shadow fades, runs.

No fear in sun’s glorious glow, darkness hates sun.

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Let beams of white with their might,

Tell wicked hiding, no more night.

Streets safe, bathed in fearsome moonlight,

Vermin slink back, abandon flight.

The turn of moonlight in an orb, causing such fright.

Vermin cannot return to old ways, flee on sight.

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Morning dawns, birds echoing their songs,

Revealing darkness, won’t take long.

Shadows fade into sun’s rays bright.

White light calms, with it’s sight.

Darkness does not understand that which it is not,

Decay no more in pitch, light overrides, becomes sought.

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Showing every evil force light beckons,

Calling to those who would be reckoned,

Judgement of the darkness coming,

No place not to be found, running.

Brilliance and luminescence revealing truth,

Reigns of lies you’ll die; truth is elder, light gives proof.

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Thanks to The Daily Press for the word prompt Abandoned.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

April 2016: 6 Word Stories


1. Words are the challenge, the desire.

2. What do we speak; our hearts.

3. Passion without love it only fizzles

4. Wish you looked at my face.

5. Dreaming rhymes but cannot find solace.

6. Dark nights hold the sad hostage.

7. Wishing on stars; they’ve no consciousness.

8. Brilliant is moonlight but sunlight’s forgiving.

9. Words of affection keep out coldness. 

10. Simple answers are usually the best.

11. Complicated scenarios can lose our attention.

12. Digging deep might we find strength.

13. Perhaps, the ignorent lie to themselves. 

14. Maybe we don’t see satisfaction last.

15. If we’re not unsatisfied; no contentment. 

16. Luring fishes, live and let live. 

17. You might find darkness resides everywhere. 

18. Light can be revealing and blinding.

19. Nerves of steel shatter as Crystal. 

20. Broken shards cut skin deep; scar.

21. Of scars be unashamed; you lived. 

22. Energy is the ilk of legends.

23. Wonder how stars can shimmer diamonds.

24. Hearts are windshields; chipped they crack.

25. Love heals but deception can kill. 

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©Mandibelle16 (2016) All Rights Reserved.