Flash Fiction: The Wrong Lesson

“Attack first, answer questions later.”

Sensei Rodrigo’s message was unorthodox, to say the least. Whatever his intention, the students’ aggression, both at home and school, slowly turned toward the red.

When Salvador got into a fight at school and repeated Sensei’s teachings, his parents decided to confront Mr. Rodrigo.

Sal’s Mom stormed through the dojo’s doors, “These kids worship you. Why would you encourage fighting?” 

Sensei Rodrigo’s bark was worse than his bite because as he aggressively approached her, Sal’s dad responded with a hook across his chin.

While walking out, Sal suggested, “You should start a gym, Dad!”

Word Count: 99

Prompted from Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://carrotranch.com/2020/06/02/june-4-flash-fiction-challenge-2/.

Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/worship/.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/06/04/your-daily-word-prompt-decide-ydwordprompt-june-4-2020/.

Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-bark/.

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