The prompt for this month’s Fiction in 50 words for October 25 is …Beware the … (You fill in the blank!)
For Romans the Ides of October is the 15th of the month, and nominally the day of the full moon. In fact Tuesday was the new moon, and the full moon is on 27th, but then we’ve messed up the calendar since the Romans settled theirs.
I’m still in non-fiction mode since last Friday’s attempt. Well, all save the last line. I seem to remember the first name of our English teacher, Mr Colman, was Anthony. He could even be reading this, but I doubt it. Purists will object to the Fi50 being one word short, but I took the word ‘school’ out before ‘classroom’, as it seemed redundant.
Beware the Ides of October
“Et tu, Brute?” Mr Coleman stuttered, collapsing on the dais in the classroom.
It was always the best way to start a new school term. Julius Caesar gave the kids such satisfaction in stabbing their teacher in the back.
This year was no exception.
Shame about the knife ban.
© J M Pett 2015