100-Word Challenge: School Days

My cat had a wee problem, that required a hasty visit to the veterinary doctor this morning. Hopefully the medication will help him go…

Anyway, reminded me of another life, a long time ago, when I was a teacher and I had one particular student who would do anything to get out of class, I reckon.

When You Gotta Go

He stood up and wandered to the door.

‘Get back to your seat!’ I snapped.

‘Gotta go to the toilet, Miss.’

‘No, you don’t.’ I pointed at his desk. ‘Sit down!’

This version of Denis the Menace crossed his legs and grinned. ‘Yes, I do.’

‘You can wait.’

‘Please, Miss,’ his voice mocking, ‘I have to go.’

Sniggers rippled throughout the classroom.

I stood, pointing like a fool at his chair. Afternoon sun streamed through the dusty windows, ripening adolescent body odour.

He walked past me.

I growled, ‘Get back here!’

‘When you gotta go, you gotta go,’ he replied.

© Lee-Anne Marie Kling 2019

Feature Photo: Memories recreated for my Mum when she lived in Hermannsburg. Waiting for the toilet. © L.M. Kling 2013


It’s a good time to put your feet up and do some reading. Time to read more on the adventures of Holly and Minna and their war against the fiend you love to hate; an overgrown alien cockroach, Boris.

Click on the links below:

The Hitch-hiker

Mission of the Unwilling


Longing for more travel adventures? Dreaming of exploring Australia?

Read the T-Team’s Aussie adventures, click on the link below:

Trekking the T-Team: Central Australian Safari 1981

2 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge: School Days

  1. I hope Storm on mend, no further issues.
    Ah students, darlings aren’t they? At my second Governess stint, the brother of my student would make self sick .
    Love your writing keep it up

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