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Picture Prompt #44

Photo courtesy of The Blog Propellant
Photo courtesy of The Blog Propellant

As the instructor wrapped up her opening remarks and launched into the first lesson, George frantically paged through the syllabus with a mounting feeling of confusion and dread.

Why was he here?
He shouldn’t be here.
He was a tenured history professor.
If he ever found out who’d turned him in…

Grammar-Guards had arrested him in front of his students.
They’d read the charges aloud.

“Dangling Modifiers”
“Split Infinitives”
Their list seemed never-ending.

And that judge? Oh that judge.
He sure had some balls.
Was it even legal to sentence a college professor to three years of evening Grammar classes!
He didn’t have time for this.

Glancing down, George suddenly froze; his stomach fell.
There on the open page of the syllabus he saw that diagramming sentences was part of the curriculum!
The bile rose in the back of his throat and his vision darkened.
He quickly stood and ran towards the hallway, feeling the stares and taunts of his fellow students bouncing off his back.
He almost made it out the door before he spewed.



4 thoughts on “Picture Prompt #44

  1. Very funny! But, now I’m worried about the errors I jam-packed into my opening sentence ;^).
    As Barbara would say, “be well and thanks for participating ^..^”

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  2. I don’t need the Grammar Guard anywhere near me! Of course I’m a ‘do as I say not as I do’ kinda girl when it comes to grammar 😉


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