Operation

Justin arrived late to the party. He usually arrived late to things. He did it on purpose. He was hoping for a spot in the yearbook as the senior who was most likely to show up late to graduation. He could have gone for friendliest or class clown, but those awards seemed too obvious. He … Continue reading Operation

Present

“Present!” yelled Kimberly, just loud enough for her elderly home room teacher to hear her. After hearing her name called, she decided to tune everything out until first period. She had a lot on her mind and really didn’t want to deal with anything until she absolutely had to. If she could have, she probably … Continue reading Present

Dance

This week, our Sunday Scribblings prompt is Dance. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it… I'm not a dancer. Never have been. I've been to a few dances in … Continue reading Dance

Sarah’s Challenge

Name: JenSetting: PartyObject: A beer bottleEmotion: Curiosity Jen and Rob had been flirting back and forth for a couple weeks now. She didn't think she could call what they had a relationship. At least, not yet. For her, it was just exciting to get attention from a senior on the basketball team. Sure, he wasn't … Continue reading Sarah’s Challenge

Morning Announcements – A Prequel

A few days ago I shared a post about experiencing the morning announcements in a school where I recently worked. And it got me thinking about the morning announcements that we heard each morning in high school. During my freshman year at Patrick Henry, there was this guy who did the announcements every day. He … Continue reading Morning Announcements – A Prequel

The Decades Project

I'm not one who typically gets nostalgic or particularly misty-eyed over anything related to my high school years. I've stated before in a number of blog posts that I just didn't care for high school all that much. It's not that I had a horrible experience or anything, it was just mediocre. There's not a … Continue reading The Decades Project

A to Z Challenge – Easy A

Easy A 2010 Directed by Will Gluck Quick Synopsis... Ambitious student Olive decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. As the swirling rumor mill increases both her notoriety and her finances, Olive enjoys her newfound status but eventually must decide if it's all worth it. I'm not sure I like how … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Easy A

The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Well, this has now become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Much to my surprise, most of the … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

My Favorite Movies #69 – The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club 1985 Directed by John Hughes Netflix says... In writer-director John Hughes's seminal 1980s Brat Pack film, the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), the criminal (Judd Nelson), the princess (Molly Ringwald) and the basket case (Ally Sheedy) break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention. The disparate group … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #69 – The Breakfast Club

My Favorite Movies #85 – Mean Girls

Mean Girls 2004 Directed by Mark Waters Netflix says... After growing up abroad, brainy teen Cady Heron moves to Chicago and haphazardly joins her new high school's most powerful clique. But there's hell to pay when the ex-boyfriend of the clique's menacing leader shows interest in being Cady's guy. To see Mean Girls is to have a … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #85 – Mean Girls