Gotta call seat-backs.


The room is furnished with a couch, two occasional chairs and a semi-broken rocking armchair that no longer only rocks back and forth, but instead can rock a full 360 degrees. It's uncomfortable to sit in, and is currently avoided by the human residents of the house.

Present are TEACHIN', her HUSBAND and their two dogs. teachin' is on the couch, reading blogs. Husband is sitting in one of the two occasional chairs, and BARKY DOG is curled up in the other. LAZY DOG is sitting in the armchair.

I'm going to get some water - do you want any?

I'm okay.

Husband gets up and walks to the kitchen. Lazy Dog, always hopeful for a snack, jumps down and follows him. A moment later, they return. Husband walks to the armchair.

Lazy Dog! C'mere! Come on, good girl!

Lazy Dog looks at Husband and runs past him. Pushing under teachin's leg, she trots over to the non-occupied occasional chair and hops up, turning to look at Husband as she settles in.

teachin' breaks into uncontrollable giggles.


Husband turns and stares.

She got you! She totally set you up! Good
girl, Lazy Dog! Heeheeheheehehheeeeee!

(sighing heavily as he sits in the armchair)
Sometimes I hate you a little.

The room returns to peace, punctuated only by teachin's continued giggles, Lazy Dog's snores, and Husband's occasional glares.


"I'm a dreamer but I ain't the only one Got problems but we love to have fun" -K'naan, "Dreamer"

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