Whatever You Need to Tell Yourself

“So you want me to aid and abet you getting out of showing up for detention after school tomorrow?” Hank said to his best friend, Johnny. “That’s gonna be tough, pal.”

“I know, but you can’t procrastinate on this, Hank,” Johnny said. “I promised Kate that I’d help her decorate the gym for the Halloween dance and she needs my help to make the place look really spooky.”

Hank thought for a minute. “I have an idea that might just do the trick,” he said. “I’ll tell the teacher who assigned you detention that you’re really sorry for being such an asshole in her class and if you ever behave like that again, you’ll volunteer to go to detention everyday for a month. All she has to do is cut you loose tomorrow.”

“I think your suggestion sucks, but I’m over a barrel. Kate will never forgive me if I don’t help her, so give it a try,” Johnny said. “And, for what it’s worth, I wasn’t that much of an asshole in class.”

“Yeah, Johnny, actually you were,” Hank said. “But hey, whatever you need to tell yourself.”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (abet), The Daily Spur (detention), My Vivid Blog (tomorrow), Ragtag Daily Prompt (procrastinate), Word of the Day Challenge (spooky), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (trick).

3 thoughts on “Whatever You Need to Tell Yourself

  1. leigha66 November 21, 2021 / 3:06 pm

    Could it really be that easy to get out of detention?

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