Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – The Speller

“It ain’t mine!” Joe threw the speller book down on the floor. “I already told you, I’m not going back!” Joe stomped over and sat next to the fire. His mother was busy fixing dinner and observed the conversation, but thought advice would be better received coming from Joe’s brother.

“It ain’t no shame to need a speller. Everybody needs help sometimes. The teacher wasn’t trying to embarrass you, she was just trying to help!”

“I ain’t no dummy.”

Frank picked up the book and sat down, putting an arm around his brother. “We both could use this help.”


4 thoughts on “Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – The Speller

  1. Your flash expresses that painful humiliation a child can easily feel when thinking they “need help” with studies. I’ve struggled with spelling and it wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized I have dyslexia. It’s most notable with math, directions and pronunciation, but spelling can be tough, too. And I’m a writer so I used to feel like Joe. I’ve had some good editors who were as kind as Frank and that’s what we all need in this world. Love your flash!

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