Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Evening Class

Josh was fed up. It was only Tuesday and he had already been punished twice that week. 

‘So, Josh, can you tell me why you haven’t done your homework this time?’ Mr Smith, the History teacher asked.

At the age of twelve, five months, three days, two hours, fifteen minutes and four seconds, Josh finally discovered he had had enough.

Even though his parents had always told him never to reveal his true identity, he realized it was the only way out.

‘I couldn’t do it because I’m a superhero and I was helping my father. You know, there was this bad guy and…’

‘That’s the stupidest excuse I’ve ever heard, Mr Walters.’

‘But it’s the truth!’

His classmates started giggling. Josh was a patient guy, but he wasn’t ready to become the class clown.

‘Where’s your cape, Josh?’ Tom shouted.

More laughs.

Josh got up and walked towards the window slowly. Everybody stared at him silently, wondering what he was going to do.

‘Where are you going, Mr Walters? Go back to your seat.’

Josh ignored his teacher’s remonstrations. When he got to the window, he opened it. He jumped onto the sill and flew away.

When he arrived at the moon, Mr Smith was still looking.

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