Flash Fiction :: Kelly Charlton
As I head into my “summer off” I can honestly say I appreciate this hardcore look at teaching. I’ll use this as my retrospective for the month:
“At age 26, your first teaching assignment shattered your dreams. Your students preferred other forms of entertainment such as talking on their cell phones or discussing who was sleeping with whom to studying Shakespeare and dangling participles. Most had no clue how to express themselves using a complete sentence, and if you’d had a whisky shot for every time you read an essay containing the word ‘cuz,’ you would have become a fine drunk, which in retrospect doesn’t sound so bad.”
From “A Guide for the Burned Out Teacher” by Kelly Charlton published in Crab Fat Literary Magazine online content, July 2, 2015.