Any teacher has heard a plethora of excuses as to why work is not turned in. They do get old. I wrote this response to one of my student writers after we’d spent weeks in class working on this awesome hero writing project, complete with art work too!
But I lost it, Ms. G.
You lost it? I say,
this work we’ve been doing for the last several days?
We’ve journeyed through heroes, Odysseus not the least-
studying mono-myth in Star Wars, Hobbits and Kings.
Finally landing in a place of our own-imagination being the only limit,
pouring out our own journey, heroic and strong,
one line-at-a-time…and you LOST it?
Ah, my friend, then your journey must
begin again. Good luck, God speed.
The due date is tomorrow.