25 Days of Writing Challenge: Day 8

Day 8: What about their earlier school days? Write a scene of your character in grade school or middle school.

School filled Lemira’s early days. She learned basic history, math, and reading with the other children in the village. Classes lasted two or three hours per day, then the children went back to their parents in order to help with family chores and crafts. Not the smartest child in the classes or the dumbest, Lemira sat right in the middle of mediocrity. She enjoyed the history and the reading classes the most but learned to dislike math with a very special passion.

Lemira often thought with amusement about the tavern hosting the classes for the children, but it seemed a logical choice since it was the only building with tables enough to seat all of them. The room smelled like unwashed humans, wood smoke, and warm ale. History and reading remained Lemira’s favorite topics because the history classes usually involved outdoor treks to local battle sites or other places that retained significance away from the tavern while the reading classes consisted only of a homework reading assignment. The students turned their assignments in at the beginning of the class and new assignments handed out based on reading skill level.


About C.A. Jacobs

Just another crazy person, masquerading as a writer.
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