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Free Short Story: In Praise of Daffodils

Jean Livesey-Chee worries about her brilliant but rebellious student Sabina Chase.

Every effort to guide and help the high school senior use her talent is met with disdain.

Jean despairs that she will never reach Sabina and that failing her will have far reaching consequences.

But one day Sabina will teach Jean a lesson she never knew she needed.

A short story for those who understand the power of art.

“In Praise of Daffodils” by National Bestselling author Dara Girard is free on this site from only the 17th to 24th .

This story is available in the collection  “School Days”  through different retailers here and on its own  here.

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It’s Teacher’s Day in the US and it got me thinking about school, which got me thinking about the School of Hard Knocks (SHK).

I realized it’s a school that most people never graduate from and that’s all right because we’re not supposed to. I’m writing this post for myself, as much as for you, because I’ve been knocked down more times than I can count.

Graduation is a time of transition. However, learning—if you’re lucky—never stops. At different points in our lives (or in my case, consistently) you may find yourself in the SHK again.

I’m not going to talk about getting knocked down and standing up again.

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