Flash Fiction – Shooting Star

“What are you dressed as, John?”

“I’m an astronaut, Miss Millie. I’m a Shooting Star,” John Gibson stated with pride.

It was second-grade fancy dress day at school and their teacher, Millie Atkins, was asking her pupils to describe their outfits.

“Go home, loser,” a voice yelled.

Millie suspected the voice belonged to Mike Rudnicki, who was wearing a Cam Newton Carolina Panthers replica shirt. The kids who could be bothered to pay attention ridiculed and laughed at John.

“Stop laughing, now!” Millie ordered. The room fell silent at once.

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