March 26: Flash Fiction Challenge – In Charge

Charli’s prompt this week:

March 26, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story in which a character takes charge. Who is this character, and what situation calls for their action? It can be playful or serious, fantastical, or realistic. Go where the prompt leads!

In Charge Now

“I’m sorry,” she wheezed, as she slowly picked up her bags, after switching off her computer.

“You’re sick. Just go. Don’t worry, we are here. Now remember, you need to rest up for at least seven days, do you hear me?”

I watched the retreating figure of my Headteacher and grabbed a cloth and the. Disinfectant spray. After cleaning her desk, and chair, I sank down on it.

Oh, man, this meant I was in charge of a school, still open, in a pandemic.

Three members of staff, and a clutch of children would be relying on me now…

Ritu 2020

A story inspired by the situation we are living in right now…

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arisha Jana
    Apr 13, 2020 @ 19:19:18

    I recently started blogging. This is some really good stuff I am coming across.

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  2. Jennie
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 12:21:31

    How true!

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  4. Nobbinmaug
    Apr 01, 2020 @ 00:41:56

    Schools are already a cesspool for germs. That’s a hard place and position to be in during this. Good one.

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  5. Charli Mills
    Mar 31, 2020 @ 04:53:44

    That’s a hollow feeling, to be the one left in charge. The heroes among are those helping essential needs continue, and, of course, that means daycare thoseworkers’ children. Stay well.

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  6. willowdot21
    Mar 30, 2020 @ 23:49:36

    Hope that’s not too near the truth Sis for your sake 💜💜💜

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  7. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 29, 2020 @ 14:56:40

    Something we can all relate too

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  8. H.R.R. Gorman
    Mar 29, 2020 @ 13:48:21

    Are your schools still open? Wild!

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  9. Erika
    Mar 29, 2020 @ 10:35:13

    Very realistic!

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  10. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 29, 2020 @ 08:30:25

    This is so now Ritu. Great flash. 🙂

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