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FF – Never Grew Up

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Trish Nankivell.

Copyright Trish Nankivell

“Will you look at that? They’ve locked it!”

“I feel very untrusted.”

“Me too. So how do we nick it then?”

“Sneak in here after morning class and reel it off onto another roll.”

“That’ll take ages!”

“Yeah, but it’ll be worth it! I’m gonna TP the headmaster’s house after school.”

“Can I come? But after six, I have to be home for tea.”

“Okay, six thirty then. What you got now?”

“I’m taking Year 11 for double Latin.”

“Yoinks. I’m giving Year 6 an English test. See you later!”

“Yeah, it’s gonna be immense! YOU BOY! NO RUNNING IN THE CORRIDOR! Later, dude.”

  1. February 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Hey collusions between teacher and student can be so hep

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 4, 2021 at 5:59 am

      These two are both teachers, if one were a student I’m sure it would be “unethical” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. February 3, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Not so professional, these two. Well told, good suspense. Being on the side of law and order, I hope the head-master catches them at it. 😉

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    • February 4, 2021 at 5:59 am

      I’m sure that would lead to the pair of them supervising detentions for the next month 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. February 3, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    LOL! What a great take on the prompt! Some pranks and pranksters never grow old! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. February 3, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    That was an unexpected twist

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    • February 4, 2021 at 6:06 am

      It was very difficult to make them sounds like pupils and then teachers in 100 words!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. February 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I’m rooting for the headmaster catching them at it. Of course it’s possible he’d just TP them back! 🙄


    • February 4, 2021 at 6:09 am

      At that school, anything can happen! I bet the pupils are very well behaved 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. February 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I’m guessing these are two teachers planning a prank on their boss? I love it.


  7. February 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    It’s good to see two people bridging the generational gap. That’s how storied traditions, like the act of TPing, get handed down.

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  8. February 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I cant see t’issue!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. February 3, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Haha, love the twist. I imagine plenty of teachers have never grown up!


    • February 4, 2021 at 6:17 am

      And being exposed to all those kids’ pranks and shenanigans probably doesn’t hep!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. February 4, 2021 at 12:36 am

    i suppose it’s a harmless fun until one gets caught with his pants down. 🙂


  11. February 4, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Ah well. Sometimes we have to settle for the simple pleasures. Good one, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne

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  12. Lyn
    February 4, 2021 at 7:40 am

    And with one of them being a Latin teacher, I’m betting his motto is: infames gressus est optimus 😀

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    • February 4, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      so sorry but I was confused because one said..’I”m taking..’ and one said..’I’m giving…’

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      • February 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm

        I see what you mean – “taking” can have either meaning 🙂

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      • Lyn
        February 6, 2021 at 10:23 pm

        It actually means, “devious is the best” 😀

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    • February 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Having used Google to translate it, I’m sure you’re right 🙂 Hey, I did my Latin O Level in 1986…

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      • Lyn
        February 6, 2021 at 10:27 pm

        LOL it took me ages to find the translation that was close to accurate. It’s the motto of Simon Templar, The Saint. It’s originally “sneaky is best,” but some translating apps need looking at. Sometimes it’s better to translate from Hinglish 😀

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  13. February 4, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Ali,

    They TP houses on your side of the Pond, too? I remember TPing a friend’s house one night many moons ago. His mother said it was one of the most artistic jobs she’d ever seen. 😉




    • February 5, 2021 at 3:56 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Well, they show American TV featuring TPing houses on my side of the Pond 🙂
      Ooh, the mischievous side of Rochelle 😉


  14. February 4, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    That can’t be a public restroom, even in a school. The TP looks too soft…

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

      Soft? Well, I guess at least it’s not that worse than useless shiny stuff…

      Liked by 1 person

  15. February 4, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    If they can do it, why not me – you’ve just given me an idea! Nice one Ali.

    My story!

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  16. February 5, 2021 at 10:51 am

    I’ve never trusted teachers. You have just confirmed my assertions.
    I wonder if the headmaster will catch them and spank them…is this what they want?


  17. February 5, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Well, that’s a different twist. Two teachers. plotting mischief, and. undoubtedly a student or two will be blamed 🙂


    • February 5, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      I’m sure that’s part of their master plan. It was going to be part of the story, but it was hard enough fitting it all in as it was 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  18. February 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Teachers have a life, too. Well reported!


  19. February 5, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Great twist with it being teachers! That headmaster must have his/her hands full with this pair of troublemakers.


    • February 6, 2021 at 4:24 am

      And he thought before he started the job that the kids would be the unruly ones… 🙂

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  20. February 6, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Love the twist. Never too old for a prank. Being a teacher does keep you young. Very creative take on the prompt (which I found difficult to get a story from this week – haha).


    • February 6, 2021 at 4:25 am

      I imagine they get lots of ideas from the kids!


  21. February 6, 2021 at 5:13 am

    Ah never too old to TP. I should put that on my bucket list 😀.


  22. February 6, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    If they have such a sense of fun, they must be wonderful teachers!


    • February 7, 2021 at 5:40 am

      Yes, as long as they’re capable of maintaining discipline in the classroom…


      • February 7, 2021 at 2:15 pm

        There is that… Which somehow I think they are!

        Liked by 1 person

  23. February 8, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Great twist at the end, Draliman. Made me chuckle


  24. February 8, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    An inventive story with a great twist at the end Ali. Me myself, I think teachers need to have a child-like side.


    • February 9, 2021 at 5:53 am

      Yes, a healthy mixture of discipline and a fun side.


  25. February 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Clever twist. Two teachers up to no good.


  26. February 9, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Wow that’s hilarious. Growing old is surely optional for some.


    • February 10, 2021 at 5:42 am

      I’m glad you liked it! As long as this pair remember to teach the kids as well, I’m all for it 🙂


  27. February 10, 2021 at 5:20 am

    This is quite fun. Have me a little giggle for sure

    Liked by 1 person

  28. February 10, 2021 at 10:57 am

    “You’re never to old for a good prank” said grandma and ranged the door bell. “Run!” She’d gotten away, too, if the walking stool hadn’t fallen over.


    • February 11, 2021 at 7:40 am

      5/10 for Grandma – great prank, but let herself down on the getaway 🙂


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