Story archives - tag: "school"


I couldn't stop smiling when I was told that for the first time, my work would be acknowledged in the school magazine.

tags: happy childhood school credit [add]

2012-10-16 15:53:58 / Rating: 559.25 /


"Cutting through human flesh is terribly difficult," our Science Professor told us with a far away look, "like cutting through a tire."

tags: shock professor school awkward silence [add]

2012-03-15 08:17:47 / Rating: 477.5 /


No one ever believes me, but a one-legged man did steal my creative writing at a school camp.

tags: childhood school camp [add]

2012-02-09 19:01:46 / Rating: 478.5 /

Dead End.

It took 25 teachers to pass me, 12 years to get there, 7 months to fail, and 8 signatures to drop out.

tags: school [add]

2011-06-17 14:03:03 / Rating: 438 /


When my son was 5, he cried so hard when I told him he would one day die, but he cried much harder when I told him he'd be in school until he was 18.

tags: childhood death school humor [add]

2011-04-04 12:33:01 / Rating: 910.75 /


"One minute left," the proctor droned, and I cringed at the 10 empty answer blocks of a 20 question test.

tags: school tests panic [add]

2011-02-22 13:37:20 / Rating: 421.25 /


I stopped complaining about school the day I found out my boyfriend was in special education and longed to be in a normal school.

tags: relationships school special ed frustration sorry [add]

2011-01-12 12:30:01 / Rating: 494.25 /

Ha. Sorry.

It wasn't until my teacher didn't show up for class that I realized I should've woken him up before leaving his apartment that morning.

tags: humor teacher student school [add]

2011-01-04 09:34:01 / Rating: 1138.75 /

miss milwaukee's nameless

Needless to say, the homophobic teacher did not appreciate watching the two boys share a quick kiss.

tags: school homophobia kiss boys [add]

2010-12-07 09:43:23 / Rating: 576 /


I was writing a poem about death when my health class learned that writing poetry about death is a sign of someone being suicidal.

tags: irony school poetry suicide [add]

2010-07-14 10:26:14 / Rating: 481.5 /

Laughing Lady

My little sister's school project was to film a romantic- comedy movie, and so my first kiss was with a boy I barely knew as a character I wasn't.

tags: project school kiss movie [add]

2010-04-08 11:41:14 / Rating: 415.5 /

When English teachers go bad

I used to demand a new world order in flawless iambic pentameter, but now I'd settle for one in sixteen-syllable haiku.

tags: school teaching humor [add]

2010-02-09 12:24:36 / Rating: 522.25 /

One in many

The poor janitor was only trying to do his job, and it was never supposed to include being threatened to be ripped limb from limb by grieving teenagers.

tags: suicide Toby memorial locker sharpie goodbye school 18 senior [add]

2010-02-01 11:19:46 / Rating: 564.75 /

Andy KO King

The only bone I've ever broken is someone else's nose.

tags: humour violence school [add]

2010-02-01 11:17:03 / Rating: 426.75 /


My english teacher said if we got enough sentences published we could count it as our midterm.

tags: humor school writing class mr. johnstone [add]

2009-10-19 14:05:28 / Rating: 588.75 /


When class was canceled we talked for the first time.

tags: school university friendship love [add]

2009-09-30 21:49:24 / Rating: 509 /


I find it ironic that while I'm here procrastinating the One Sentence pointer finger is pointing to the link for the website that my homework is on.

tags: homework school college procrastinate [add]

2009-09-17 14:37:01 / Rating: 505 /

Thornton Wilder Award Winner

My dad stopped complaining about my bad grades when I won $100 for a short story I wrote out of boredom during math class.

tags: writing school irony [add]

2009-06-19 16:30:56 / Rating: 734.25 /


A couple of times down the hot metal slide and no one would know that I had wet my pants.

tags: childhood recess school [add]

2009-06-19 16:30:10 / Rating: 746.25 /


I tried not to laugh as my substitute teacher told us honestly that he is addicted to nasal spray.

tags: nasal spray school teachers addiction [add]

2009-05-21 15:47:37 / Rating: 439.25 /


Now that I am seeing my grades, I am realizing that maybe exam week was not the best time to go on a five day pot binge.

tags: school drugs [add]

2009-02-04 14:50:48 / Rating: 501 /


I lost most of my friends, the respect of my parents, and the desire to kill myself when I finally told everyone the truth about what I believe.

tags: wicca religion family school friends [add]

2008-11-06 14:17:27 / Rating: 987 /


Our first kiss was because he did his homework.

tags: love school [add]

2008-09-29 13:52:17 / Rating: 561.5 /


Tears came to my eyes when I received the scholarship because it meant I could support myself for another month.

tags: school scholarship self-reliant joy [add]

2008-08-27 16:20:43 / Rating: 535.5 /


We met because he'd hit me in the back of the head with his trombone slide.

tags: love humor school band class [add]

2008-08-18 14:58:13 / Rating: 706.25 /


After two years in grad school, thousands of dollars in loans, and countless sleepless nights I've realized that I'd rather be have my hands in the soil than have my nose in a book.

tags: school loans disappointment [add]

2008-07-25 00:15:12 / Rating: 558.75 /


Sorry, Mom and Dad, but when I said "law school in Chicago" what I meant was "culinary school in Vegas."

tags: school parents [add]

2008-07-01 15:07:33 / Rating: 515.25 /


It was only when my English professor started replacing the "said"s with "and was like"s in my assignments that I started to question the worth of my high school diploma.

tags: humor school speech grammar high school [add]

2008-06-25 20:39:54 / Rating: 760.25 /


In fifth grade, a classmate asked me to pull down my pants and when I did, he just pointed, laughed, and walked away.

tags: childhood school exposure [add]

2008-06-16 16:05:50 / Rating: 603.75 /


Standing at the front of the room, I suddenly realize that middle schoolers still intimidate me as much as they ever did when I was in middle school.

tags: teaching middle school confidence intimidation school [add]

2008-06-13 13:42:40 / Rating: 624 /


She always sends her kindergarden child to a seven and a half hour school day with only 5 chocolate chip cookies as his whole lunch.

tags: lunch children school [add]

2008-04-10 15:45:17 / Rating: 580.75 /


I stared into the eyes of a psychopath moments before he killed a girl, shot a dozen people, then took his own life.

tags: dawson school shooting lucky [add]

2008-03-19 10:12:42 / Rating: 561.25 /


Because my 8th grade teacher thought I was lying to him about my name I made my one and only visit to the pricipals office to explain that, "Yes, my name is Steveie and, no, I'm not a boy".

tags: name boy school [add]

2008-02-26 14:43:04 / Rating: 541 /


I seem to be the only person that actually didn't go to school on what I thought was a senior cut day.

tags: school oops [add]

2008-02-05 10:39:34 / Rating: 467.5 /


Teachers hate Field Day even more than students love it.

tags: school teaching [add]

2008-01-25 13:16:52 / Rating: 465.5 /


Packing to go back to school, I can't remember where I hid my handcuffs.

tags: handcuffs school lost freshman year oops [add]

2008-01-18 10:44:50 / Rating: 564.75 /


I saw my grandmother's death, the grandmother I had lived with until the seventh grade, as merely an opportunity to miss school.

tags: cynicism life death school laziness indifference apathy selfish [add]

2008-01-16 14:21:29 / Rating: 750.5 /

Theoretical Theory

Because I have an aversion to admitting weakness, I don't have the money to pay for next semester and my parents think it's already paid.

tags: money school tuition parents pride [add]

2007-12-31 11:56:50 / Rating: 613.75 /


As I sit here, barely listening to a lecture about divesting interests in a mature market, I am suddenly struck with the realization that I don't belong here.

tags: school life [add]

2007-11-26 12:33:54 / Rating: 531.5 /


Of all the things for a teacher to overhear me saying in class, "chafed areola" was probably not the best, even in context.

tags: school humor embarassment [add]

2007-11-15 22:21:55 / Rating: 795.5 /


I knew I was pronouncing "island" (is-land) wrong when I discovered the word "isle" in third grade.

tags: humor reading school childhood english [add]

2007-11-14 10:54:09 / Rating: 707 /


As I looked at my old lecture notes, a doctoral thesis in math and physics, I realized: nothing will ever make me feel smart.

tags: notes math physics school intelligence self-esteem [add]

2007-11-12 22:49:29 / Rating: 641 /


I learned today that a kid I used to go to school with was shot in the head and died yesterday.

tags: kid shot died school [add]

2007-11-07 16:31:18 / Rating: 507.75 /


It was after a string of C and D grade essays that I realized I'd be a blue collar worker after all.

tags: school epiphany [add]

2007-10-15 14:38:48 / Rating: 561 /


Well, when the weird kid brings a M-16 to school, at least I won't be the first shot.

tags: wierd friend school self-preservation [add]

2007-09-27 12:29:09 / Rating: 641.75 /


The fact that I do more work than I need to to avoid going home makes me realize I need to get away for good.

tags: work school trapped home leaving [add]

2007-09-21 15:19:48 / Rating: 689.75 /


As I struggled with my human anatomy studies, I realized that I now knew the most effective way to slit my wrists.

tags: school frustration irony [add]

2007-09-19 15:07:54 / Rating: 668 /

Going Like Sixty

My dad came to one of our high school track meets and I finished last in the 1000 meter run.

tags: school sports track dad [add]

2007-08-03 15:43:55 / Rating: 568.75 /


When I mocked the name of Jean-Paul Sartre's daughter in a school presentation, my teacher replied, "Actually, Arlette is my middle name."

tags: humor embarrassment european history school jean-paul sartre [add]

2007-06-26 16:59:26 / Rating: 595.25 /


I went into the final exam confident, came out confident, and I failed.

tags: school exams failure [add]

2007-05-23 13:16:05 / Rating: 588 /


Instead of listening to my Economics teacher talk about a decrease in the market demand, I am reading this website.

tags: school meta [add]

2007-02-01 09:37:27 / Rating: 506.75 /


Just as I was beginning to have hope that maybe life here has meaning, I was reassured that as a student in public high school, I have no rights.

tags: hopeless rights school [add]

2007-01-23 09:52:37 / Rating: 549.75 /


When I handed the final exam back to her, I asked, "Did you study"?

tags: school exam [add]

2007-01-11 10:45:02 / Rating: 456.5 /


I didn't realize until the Black History Program had already begun that it was probably a bad idea to sit with the Nazi boy.

tags: school racist bad descision oops humor [add]

2006-12-05 12:27:14 / Rating: 680.25 /


After recess in Pre-K, I hid behind a big tree so I wouldn't have to go back to class.

tags: childhood school recess humor avoidance [add]

2006-11-21 15:24:16 / Rating: 701.75 /


It was during a philosophy class, sitting bored and staring at the wall, that I wondered 'Why the hell am I here?'.

tags: school thought philosophy irony [add]

2006-11-05 11:40:28 / Rating: 697.5 /


I tormented her while she lived but she died and I'm the one left in turmoil.

tags: irony death school bullying [add]

2006-10-25 11:04:10 / Rating: 767 /

Robot Girl

I should be sleeping, but I keep thinkig about all of the things I need to do, should have done, and about how I don't want to screw everything up.

tags: love college essay school highschool homecoming family life future [add]

2006-10-16 14:51:10 / Rating: 925.25 /


The only professor I could find who was able to get accounting concepts through my thick skull died three weeks into the semester.

tags: death school college professor accounting [add]

2006-10-10 19:43:50 / Rating: 812.25 /


I made a list and crossed out all the subjects that I knew right away I didn't want to major in, and in the end all that was left was Neuroscience, so I went with that.

tags: school college major [add]

2006-10-04 13:12:59 / Rating: 688.25 /


My parents grounded me while I was in college, three hours from home.

tags: school parents humor [add]

2006-09-28 09:59:00 / Rating: 772.75 /


One-time I got in trouble in Religious studies for saying the word "vagina," but talked my way out of it by convincing them I had said "Virgin Mary".

tags: humor religion sex school [add]

2006-09-11 23:22:49 / Rating: 1087.25 /


She breezed into my technology class, late and toting a beige shoulder bag, and I knew that some time later she was going to be the most wonderful thing in my life.

tags: desire childhood school love [add]

2006-09-09 20:37:45 / Rating: 1061.75 /


When I finished kindergarden I was so excited because I thought it was all the school i would need for the rest of my life.

tags: childhood school kindergarten [add]

2006-08-26 10:14:34 / Rating: 861 /

Erik Wennstrom

It was one of those exams that you absolutely must pass if you want to continue in the program, and I failed the set-your-alarm-clock-properly portion.

tags: school test humor sleep alarm clock oversleeping [add]

2006-08-18 12:28:33 / Rating: 3076 /


I was nearly sent to the hospital because I could not convince the school nurse that my head had always been this shape.

tags: childhood nurse school humor [add]

2006-08-18 12:27:29 / Rating: 2472.5 /


I wore plaid pants to school once in second grade and totally shouldn't have.

tags: humor clothes childhood school embarrassing [add]

2006-06-28 12:41:06 / Rating: 760.5 /