Last week, Matty recalled the present his mother gave him for his sixteenth birthday. I’m skipping forward to the next chapter. King Hadrian is addressing the test answer that got Matty expelled the Regents’ School’s elite “King’s Class” that day. Leading it to this six, Matty’s narration explains that he was only admitted to the class because the king sponsored him. (The king and Matty’s father are childhood friends.)
The first line below is Matty’s, and he’s explaining his misbehavior.
“The instructor is boring and the section is a joke.”
“And?” the king prompted him for more.
“He expects his answers, not correct ones.”
The king spun around at the bottom of the stairs, crossed his arms, and said, “You drew the atomic model for magnesium.”
“Yes, sir,” Matty acknowledged, meeting the king’s eyes as he stopped on the lowest stair.
“It was a civics test,” the king said, walking away, “the question asked for the composition of the Regent Assembly.”
Please check out the other talented writers participating in this week’s Six Sentence Sunday. These are some of my favorites: Sarah Ballance, Krystal Wade, Monica Enderle Pierce, Siobhan Muir, Sarah W., Steven Montano, and Goran Zidar.