John Had to Pee — Just for fun

Sometimes a little flash fiction feels good. As a teacher, and as a former student, I see this often. A kid asks, “Can I go to the bathroom?” To which I reply, “After you finish your quiz,” or something along those lines. This is just a little simple flash fiction of something I see often, something I have experienced, and hopefully in a fun little lighthearted way, depict the everyday in a dramatic fashion.

He sat in his desk in the old high school, watching the clock and doing the math on how long until the period ended. His legs squeezed together as his muscles tensed.

The story from Grimm sat in front of him. It stared at him, but he did not stare back. Everyone else in the class read while he scanned the room for anyone lost like him.

No one.

He looked at the teacher. The eagle eyes of the hipster English teacher burned through the coke-bottle glasses. John shuddered and lowered his gaze to the story — not one word was read. His eyes popped open, the only way out may lie in his backpack. He unzipped it, pulled out his binder, and flipped through the pages.

Math.

Science.

Lit… Lit! The papers flew one after another as he searched for the golden rod bathroom pass.

Nothing.

This could not be the case. He counted the times on his hand. Man, that lesson was boring… it wasn’t that boring. Every time he used a pass, the importance of those passes dwindled compared to this one. The time he used the pass to wander the halls… That was a waste. The time he asked the girl to homecoming. I went into her class and sang… ok, that was worth it.

His bladder pressed harder and harder. One misstep and out will come the pee. His legs clenched, his face turned blue. He clenched so hard his feet lost circulation.

Not like this!

Explosion in T-minus 10… 9…

“Ok, let’s discuss the story.” said the teacher.

8…

“What is the symbolism…” John could not listen any more.

7…

Please, something save me!

6…

“John, do you have something to add?” said the hipster.

5…

“I have to pee.”

4…

“What’s that?” asked the guy with the stupid glasses.

3…

“I HAVE TO PEE!” John jumped out of his desk.

2…

He threw open the heavy door. As he sprinted down the hall…

1…

He opened the door to the bathroom.

And peed streamed down his leg.