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Blue Pen

“Catrina,” said Professor Brownhair, “you’ve been marking students’ papers with blue ink. What is the meaning of this!?”

“Red is so… angry,” said Catrina.

Professor Brownhair proffered a photograph of a winged child holding a pickaxe. “They mine the red ink,” he intoned. “Save the cherubs’ jobs, Catrina. Save them!

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: FLANNERTY 2: Being Entirely Truthful

“So can any of you tell me the answer to five times seven?” asked Miss Flannerty. “Don’t be shy!”

Billy and Bobby and Suzie played silently with their pencils.

“Kelly, do you know the answer?”

“No,” whispered Kelly.

“That’s ok!” said Miss Flannerty. “It’s the same as my age! Twenty-three!”

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: FLANNERTY 1: Getting to Know You

“Welcome to third grade!” said Miss Flannerty. “Let’s get to know one another! Tell me your name and your favourite drink!”

Billy and Bobby and Suzie liked apple juice and iced tea and Kool-Aid.

“That’s great!” said Miss Flannerty. “My name is Karen, and I like absinthe! Taste test, anyone?”