The old schoolhouse was small but stood proudly on the prairie. Years ago it was the schoolhouse for young girls and boys that lived on the prairie but since WWII ended, it has become the schoolhouse for illiterate veterans to learn how to read and write.
Winnie is the teacher and takes her time to teach these older men the mechanics of reading and writing. It is her mission to teach as many illiterate veterans as possible. Of course, the old schoolhouse only houses about 5-6 men at a time so Winnie is busy year round. She is proud of her mission and of the results she sees from her work.
Straight laced Winnie's motto is, “Illiteracy, be damned!” And so it is.
Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt this week!
This is my 123 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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