In Mrs  Kavalski’s literacy test,  an older student suddenly appeared next to me.  Not just any “older student”. It was my brother.

He peered at my sheet whispering quietly:

‘If you can’t think of a word, say, “I’ve forgotten the English word for it.

 Then people will think you’re bilingual instead of AN IDIOT!” ‘

He slapped my back with such force that it made a sound, so loud the whole class turned their heads.

My brother had disappeared leaving a note  covering his absence, which read…

“I forgot how to write concise statements – it’s a real pithy.” 

Ugh! Joke Tuesday. 

Ryia = Year 8