Prompt: The letter made it easier to ascribe blame to him.
Amy reread the vague apology. The letter had been meant for someone else, but wasn’t addressed. Without specifics and a well-placed suggestion…
She firmed her shoulders and approached the man at the front of the room.
“Mr. Cuthburt?” Amy shoved the letter at him, hurrying her words as he scanned its contents. “My dad accidentally spilled water on my project and ruined it. Can I get an extension?”
Mr. Cuthburt nodded curtly. “You’ve got two days before I dock points.”
Amy thanked him and slipped the letter into her pocket, silently rejoicing.
After all, her English essay was late, too.
*Flash Fiction is fiction under a thousand words. I participate in a weekly prompt that's limited to a mere one hundred words. That's crazy short. You can check out the other participants' stories via their links on the WonHundred Word Wednesdays Facebook page here.*