Mrs Daniels does the wrong thing

Mrs Daniels does the wrong thing by

Longview Academy Accident Book

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Bruising to left arm. Student clearly sore, moving with difficulty. Student says he fell in the playground.
REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 10th September

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Student has livid red marks encircling both arms. Student in pain and reluctant to explain what happened. Marks seem to be compression burns.
REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 25th September

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Student limping. On inspection ankle is badly bruised, swollen, looks like an overripe plum, smells like rotting poultry. Student refused treatment, refused bandage, refused care. Claims tripped playing football.
REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 8th October

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Student in considerable pain, wincing when he reaches or twists. On inspection torso is covered in bruises the size and shape of a mint of coins. Bruises are various colours, lemon through chartreuse, scarlet, indigo, claret, obsidian; suggests infliction over long period. Student explained that he’s accident-prone, often walking into doors.

Student is very thin, appears malnourished.

REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 9th October

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Student showed teacher his back today. Covered in small circular scars, almost tribal in appearance. One of those African tribes you see on the BBC with the ritual markings on their face. On closer inspection scars look like burns, as if student has been forced to remain in position while being tortured. When questioned who had done this to him, student shrugged. Student appears resigned and is clearly not receiving sufficient nourishment. Eyes appear dilated and shrunken within his face, rimed with dark circles. Cadaverous. Does anyone review this book?
REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 20th October

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Student arrived at class with a scarf wrapped round his neck. Eyes vermillion around dark irises, darker pupils. Singularities. When asked to remove scarf teacher could see crimson contusions orbiting student’s neck, the imprint of digits where someone had squeezed tight, tighter, tightest. Suspect student is not accident-prone, suspect this is part of a pattern, suspect fractals on fractals on fractals. Teacher is concerned. Teacher is powerless. Teacher is writing into a void. In space no-one can hear you scream – right?
REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 5th November

 

 

Longview Academy Absence Book

 

STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B
DETAILS OF ABSENCE Student absent from class. No call from parent. Teacher intends to find student address and call round after school. Teacher has rape alarm, mace, mobile.
REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 15th November

 

 


 

 

Maria Thomas is a middle-aged, apple-shaped mum of two. She has work in EllipsisZine, Funny Pearls, Levatio, Fiery Scribe Review, Paragraph Planet, VirtualZine, Free Flash Fiction, Punk Noir, Roi Faineant Press, Cape Magazine and (upcoming) Punk Monk. Maria won Retreat West’s April 2022 Micro competition. She can be found on Twitter as @AppleWriter.

 

 

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