Felicia stared at the skeleton during the class presentation. This was the first time that they had a skeleton in class. She hardly listened to what her teacher said. The skeleton seemed to be beckoning to her. Her best friend, Leena, turned to her.
“Did you listen to the presentation? I saw you staring at the skeleton.”
“Nope. I didn’t listen. It scares me.”
“What is there to be scared? It is just plastic.” said Leena.
It seemed so real to Felicia. When she walked home, she peeped inside her classroom at the skeleton. She felt a twinkle in the sockets and the skeleton seemed to tilt towards her.
She narrated the events to her father, expecting him to laugh at her. He was silent for a few minutes. Then he said, “Do you know that your great grandfather donated his body to the School?”
“Yes, he was an illiterate man who never had enough money. He always longed for a good education. Therefore, he decided to donate his body so that the future generation would use his parts for their education.”
Felicia was dumbstruck and overwhelmed. She would not be scared from now on. She would look at her great grandfather with reverence.
This was written for Ermilia’s Picture it & Write.