Uncrumpling notebook paper, he found his own face staring back at him: his masseter muscle dissected, bleeding, needles poking his retinas. A student’s drawing perfectly placed on his chair. He will feel that gaze stalking his nape as he teaches tomorrow’s lesson.
42 thoughts on “Anatomy”
I don’t have your vivid imagination my friend. Creepy. Wonder what’s the back story?
Here’s the address to communicate about the prospective blog covey view:
I’ve never done anything like this. Hope it will be a team effort>
Congrats, my bloggy friend!
Right back atcha! We did it, and if we didn’t quite do it all, we will!
Yes, we did! I was also referring to your Yeah Write Gargblemaster (or whatever it is called) win. Yay!
someone’s got a stalker:) how clever!
Absolutely brilliant!!! Hairs on the back of my neck on end!!!!
My new favorite!!!
Very creepy!If I were him,I would run-one never knows with today’s generation ..:-)Well done!
Yep. I still feel a pang of fear when I walk into a movie theater.
So few words and yet a detailed story. Well done.
That is chilling, and all the more so for painting such vivid feelings in so few words.
Thanks so much!
Totally clever, love this one!
Thank you, Jen. Loved your entry too!
Like, ‘face behind the cushion time’, for me when I first read this. You got me well spooked Nate and to do it in 42 words is a world record. No watching horror movies or reading ghost stories for me for a while.
sorry to give you the heebie-jeebies, Hugh. I had to google your reference – I won’t just be plopping down on my couch anymore. That’s some freaky stuff!
Oooh, you’d never get me back in that classroom!
I wouldn’t be able to do it either. The flight response is strong in me!
Holy crap! You are good. I love your take on the prompt.
Thank you for the follow! Fair warning though, this is pretty far off what I usually write.
Oh my, that would give you the creeps.
Creepy, and I could feel like a cold blast of air as I read this! So.. yes, really good job! 🙂
I had nothing to do with that cold blast, I swear. Thanks, Madhura!
Damn! I love where you went with this. Really, really great.
This is great! I had to Google “masseter” — egad. Student-teacher dynamic can be challenging, eh?
Thanks, Meg. I would imagine so? I’ve never taught school.
Chilling! So well done, one of my favorite entries for sure.
I appreciate the encouragement, thanks!
The woes of a teacher.
>oh, i hope no teachers have to deal with creepy drawings of themselves! Thanks for your comment!
I’m a teacher so, I hear ya! Very well worded description of loathing.
that isn’t something you’ve had to deal with, I hope! Thanks for your comment!
Yikes! That was chilling. You painted a vivid picture. Nicely done.
Thank you, 42 words is a challenge!
I am really creeped out right now.
Whew, good, I did it right.