I handed the math tests back to my students, saving Joey for last. I had been so surprised when I didn’t place a single check on the paper. I set his paper down, and the amazed look on Joey’s face was still there when he said, “My last name’s Crawford. Crawfords don’t get good grades.”
I confess this one is not fiction; however the name has been changed to avoid stereotyping. This is a Friday Flash 55–a story told in exactly 55 words. If you write one, head over to tell G-Man.