100 Word Challenge: Trusted Hands

One of my old high school teachers recently passed away.  The man was  63, and has been fighting cancer since 1998.

Mike (not his real name), was a beast. In class, he often flipped out, hollering and throwing things at students. Luckily, he never threw anything at me.

We watched him have a nervous breakdown in class one day. They carried him out screaming.

I never heard much from him after high school, but last year, news reports said that he tried to kill his wife, stabbing her in the face and neck.

He spent his remaining years in a mental institution.

This true story of exactly 100 words is my entry into this week’s Velvet Verbosity 100 word challenge. The word this week is Beast. Check out the site!

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3 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Trusted Hands

    1. Things were different back in Newfoundland in the 70’s. Teachers could beat a kid and get away with it. I was strapped with a leather strap many times, my hands bleeding when I left the office…and that was in the second grade…thank heavens things changed

  1. People asked me if I wanted to be a teacher. Not after seeing what went on from my side of the desk, and that was in the 60s. Things have only got worse since. It’s no wonder he snapped. Good story. 🙂

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