#90 “Somehow I knew the killer robot teacher was coming…”

 

by Scott Donaldson Illustration by Scott Donaldson

I was working in a school room. I was frantically trying to make sure that everything was tidy in there because if it wasn’t, a robot teacher would come in, destroy the classroom and try to kill me. When I heard her coming I ran away into the corridor. As I ran I could feel myself getting a nose bleed. All the other teachers and assistant walked past but no one noticed me bleeding and I passed out on the floor in the medical room.

I was still unconscious from this nose bleed but I could hear someone talking about sending me home from work and then having an interview when I returned to work. When I regained consciousness I was at home. Somehow I knew that the killer robot teacher was coming to my house and I was clearing it out when my mum came in looking for one of her hats. She looked at one on the end of my bed which was definitely mine and we argued about who the hat belonged to until she hit me and took one that was totally different and that I had never seen before. When I picked up some more hats I noticed that they all had holes in them.

Whilst I was tidying the house, my grandparents decided to visit. They brought along this woman in a wedding dress (in reality I know her, but she’s not related to me and I’ve never actually spoken to her). She was sending a text message to someone about mouse food… The robot teacher suddenly arrived. There were metal fence type things across the windows and she pulled them away and then smashed all of the windows. I couldn’t see her do all of this. I could hear the children from the class I work in reciting what happened like they were reading a story book.

#48 “…Tears were streaming down her melancholy face.”

I walked up the stairs of this two-story building, and as I entered the second floor, I stepped into a large, open room- the walls completely covered in windows, a hardwood floor, clean and sunny light.  I seemed to be some sort of photographer or journalist, and I walked around the room that was full of a class of kids- probably in the seventh or eighth grade.  they were all singing a song in a foreign language, and they all sat on the floor and laid out these huge posters that they were all painting with vibrant colors.  There was one talented artist in the group- a girl, about 13, with gorgeous red curls just past her shoulder, painting a beautiful swirly picture.  I asked if I could take her picture and she said no.  I took pictures of the other kids, and when i knew she wasn’t looking, snapped a quick candid of the red head.  at the time, i thought she was laughing, but when i looked back in the picture, tears were streaming down her melancholy face.  I fell in love, so to say, with the picture of the girl I had just taken, and when I looked back up to the girl, there was a large, booming thunder and the sky darkened. All of the children ran for cover, and then- there was an explosion. The building collapsed.  There were smoke clouds and fires everywhere, and I stood in the middle of the flames and dust, staring back at the picture of the red head, my only memory of her.

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