Prompt: Teach | Word Count: 150 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction
April 17, 2020
“Argh,” Carolyn moaned exasperated. Her son Jonah cringed.
With school out indefinitely, they needed a new approach. “Let’s take a break. Why don’t you get a snack?”
She walked out to the back patio, firing up her Zen app. As she settled, legs crossed, palms up, thumb connected to forefinger, she breathed deeply and sank into the guided meditation, asking herself, “how do I want to show up right now?”
Sometime later she returned inside with a renewed sense of focus. She could do this! She settled at the kitchen table, purposefully setting aside her frustration and turning to welcome her son’s questions, despite his worried expression.
“Jonah, math was never my favorite subject either, but I think, we can get through your algebra worksheet. Let me teach you what I can and we’ll figure the rest out together. Okay?”
“Okay Mom, I’ll try.” And that’s just what they did.