Write about a character who settles disputes for a living (a judge, mediator, school counselor, etc).
Posted in Middle School on Nov 1, 2022
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“RE: Detention Facility Incident Report” by Rachael Wu
The first case I took established my name in the black market of gossip. You know the type: tacit probe followed by the inevitable-yet-revealing “I know a guy.” I owed Ariel for launching me into the spotlight even though it turned me into a marked man. Nobody knew if she called herself Ariel because of the pearls, or if the pearls came afterward. She brought them from outside the gate, flaunting her appa...
“A Story” by Fredrikke Barth
Let me tell you a story, she begins, about a boy named Zot. Once, many years ago, in a village close to the great city of Ugarit, there lived a boy named Zot. He was a goatherd, and his family were farmers. Everyone in the little village were farmers, apart from the blacksmith and the local priest, who worshipped gods that are now long dead. One day, when Zot was maybe ten years of age, and had been given sole re...
“A Confluence of Minds” by Elliott Arnold
It was a late summer evening in 2022, on a small suburban road in outer London, when a great confluence of minds began. On one side of the road – staggering and pitching between the delicate pools of lamplight – a modern philosopher made his way home. An evening of bowling with some friends had left him drowsy and drunk – pensive, perhaps, over the current state of affairs in the world, saddened by the gener...
“A last stand” by Yajaira Campana
A Judge has been and always will be the mandate of law, through legal disputes and prosecuting bureaucrats, his classified forte will permanently reside in a seat of order. His gestures and actions represent what many call sovereignty and his equitable decree stand beside logic and good reasoning. The thorn of order is what they call it at this end, and as we move through the needlework of a ruthless operation, corruption positions herself in the hands of the ones who are willing to take the bait. From a ...
“The Professional Oldest ” by Noelle Worley
"No, not DQ, Oberweis!" A boy shouted across the dugout. Each boy was in a matching red and white baseball uniform with a cursive 'Adlersville Alligators' across the front. "But DQ is tradition," another boy shouted back. "How about a vote?" Andy asked. "Always the diplomat," his coach teased. "You have no idea," Andy thought to himself. The vote was done by a raise of hands and came in ...
“Of Poise & Angry Men” by Andrew Audibert
“Where is he!” A hulking silhouette appeared in the entrance of the tiny soba shop. A smaller figure rushed over, speaking in hushed, soothing tones. “What do I care, weasley little rodent. Is he here, or isn’t he?” A few more quiet protestations and the brute shoved the smaller man aside. He took a step into the shop and looked around, measuring up each of the patrons before addressing them collectively. “Here’s how thi...
“Making a Difference” by P.T. Peterson
As Matt Forekey sat in his office facing two young men in their first round of mediation, his job interview at the school flashed through his mind. ***** Panel: “Why do you want to be a school counselor?” Matt: “It’s my passion. I love helping young people. They are our future and it’s our responsibility to teach them how to be successful.” Panel: “How would you help two students with irreconc...
“The Mediator” by Brian Wilson
Good mediators aren’t afraid to choose sides, but Hue Plimpton had not been a good mediator for some time. He used to be; used to be better than good. He had learned from the best, the Honorable Judge Emmanuel Wilcox III (ret.). And he would regularly be retained by prestigious lawyers to resolve high-stakes disputes. But over time his interest and commitment waned, like air leaving a sealed balloon, imperceptible until one day it’s a flabby, wrinkled blob.Nowadays Hue resolved cases that were less than high-stakes, and ...
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