February 25: Flash Fiction Challenge – Frozen

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge, this week:

February 25 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word frozen. It can be descriptive, character focused, action driven. Go out onto the ice and find a frozen story. Go where the prompt leads!

Frozen

All I could hear were titters, whispering, and the odd lewd comment, and there was nothing I could do about it.

Well, of course I was telling them to ignore the unignorable, and continue to listen to me, as I explained the importance of probability.

My words fell on deaf ears. I could imagine the screen shots, and subsequent memes flooding WhatsApp.

My face, frozen on screen, with my mouth wide open, eyes closed, as if I was in the midst of something much more pleasurable than teaching maths.

Dang remote learning, unstable internet connections, and bloody live lessons!

49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Goodwin's Sugar and Snails is free in February
    Mar 06, 2021 @ 15:21:58

    Hope that’s not a BOTS. All the best for the return on Monday.

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  3. Charli Mills
    Mar 03, 2021 @ 02:43:15

    How well you have captured the misery of the unignorable and intermittent connectivity. And yet, made worse, by the apps modern students wield like social weapons. Well done.

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  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Mar 02, 2021 @ 20:11:47

    What a nightmare this must be for you, Sis! Bravo for all you do. ❤

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  5. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 21:31:24

    Havent you made a photo? Therefore a smartphone is also given to users of personal computers. Lol Michael

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  6. Ann Edall-Robson
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 17:19:36

    You nailed it. A teacher’s worst nightmare comes to life in words.

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  7. willowdot21
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 20:01:13

    Absolutely brilliant Sis love it 💜💜💜

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  8. petespringerauthor
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 18:31:03

    “Ignore the unignorable,”—great line, Ritu!

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  9. thereluctantpoet
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 14:07:33

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  10. Jennie
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 13:58:38

    Well done, Ritu!

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  11. Nicole Horlings
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 22:05:30

    Isn’t that the unfortunate reality! Great take on the prompt.

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  12. syl65
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 18:01:26

    From frozen screens to no Audio to no picture… it’s an adventure, Sister 💜

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  13. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 17:57:53

    This is a very intriguing piece, Ritu.

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  14. Erika
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 15:29:28

    The modern perspective of frozen… lol!

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  15. johnrieber
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 15:22:29

    HA! My wife just had a really funny Guest on here show – the Lawyer who became “internet famous” by accidently making himself a “cat” during a call with a Judge…had no idea how that app opened up on his computer, but he had a good sense of humor about it!

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  16. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 14:16:35

    Ha! Cute

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  17. Keith
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 13:17:06

    Ritu, very clever my friend. Keith

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  18. Darlene
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 12:49:08

    That is just perfect. I have been doing remote school visits and am so worried that something like that will happen to me.

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  19. LucciaGray
    Feb 26, 2021 @ 12:23:06

    Frozen images! I never would have thought of that 👍😅

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    • Ritu
      Feb 26, 2021 @ 12:26:30

      I think, right now, my brain can only process thoughts of school and remote learning, since that is all I am doing, right now! It was the first thing that came to mine!

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