Ms. Flotzjammer was a most hated substitute teacher. Everybody said it, but no one could tell you why. When the class saw her standing at the whiteboard, they groaned collectively outloud.
She didn’t greet them as she always did, nodding and smiling. Today she was grimacing and rather shaky on her feet.
As the bell rang she began to teach and it was difficult to hear her over the noise of moving desks and chairs.
When she had their attention she turned a ghastly white, she attempted to take a step forward, to steady herself.
Suddenly, she collapsed and struck the corner of the desk before hitting the floor with a sickening thud.
Bright red blood seeped out from beneath her skull coming dangerously close to Anthony's fresh new kicks.
Ms. Flotzjammer lay unmoving, slack jawed with her eyes partially rolled up into her head. A guttural sound escaped her mouth and then she was silent.
There were several gasps and confused looks before Matt stood up and checked her pulse. " I don't feel anything.” unsure if he was even checking the right spot.
“Wait!” said Ash, “ I saw this on a movie- anybody got a mirror?" “I do.” Brooke said “ Here.” and checked her face before handing over her compact. Ash placed it under the teacher’s nose.
"I don't see anything but boogers." " Is..is she dead?” Jordan asked. She looked at Dante for the answer. "She looks like wax." he said.
Finn pulled out his phone and snapped a picture, deleted it, got closer to the body and took a selfie. Sam laughed, “Caption that ‘My grades must be killer.
’ “ More laughter, some students came forward for a closer look. " She should really line her lips before putting on that lipstick. See how it bleeds into the fine lines around her mouth.
Exfoliate, good lip liner, then lipstick bam problem solved." Shay said. She knew makeup.
Someone else commented on her eyebrows, her weight, her shoes. More pics were taken, including one with Ms. Flotzjammer and Tyler that was sexually suggestive.
More jokes, and low chatter filled the period. Then they squeezed together for a group selfie with the body before the bell rang.
"Lunch! Finally- its pizza today." someone said as they walked out into the hall. Before leaving Jade told Brooke she felt like they were forgetting something.
“Oh my God how can we forget?!” She stepped over Ms.Flotzjammer’s body and picked up Brooke’s compact off the floor. On the way out she turned out the lights then closed the door.
"I'm hungry.” Brooke said, checking her twitter feed. “Same, Jade responded, “ let’s get fries."