What happens inside, stays inside

WINDOWS-DEFAMILIARIZATION STORY“Am I the weirdo looking at the crowd? Should I be like them and pass through the hallway?. Living in a parallel world unconscious about daily details as those “transparent” windows…

Hey! Is that a shadow?”

 

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Marta Fraile as the Narrator and Radio news 3

Esther Gayoso as Mom and Dad

Laila Ballouk as Radio news 1 and Teacher

Caterina as Bob, John, Paul and Radio news 2

SCRIPT:

Narrator: this is the story about an amazing, intellectual teacher. He was the perfect man to stir up the educational system.

Radio news 1: Last news: We’ve got the news that today, at the Best Teacher World Prize, the first prize was given to Ramón Sanchez López…(still speaking)

Mom: Honey, honey come here, is our children’s teacher in the local news! Listen!

Radio news 2: it doesn’t surprise us. So far, this is just the latest prize of a career full of awards. He is an example to every educator to follow his steps and today, we have the honor to have him here. Hello Ramón! Welcome to the studio!

Teacher: Thanks, it is such a pleasure to be here today.

Radio news 3: So, please, tell us, how do you feel right now?

Teacher: Pfff (exclaimed) A lot of effort is behind it. It is a big responsibility, the situation is so overwhelming, everybody is counting on me…But of course I`m pleased to have received again, another prize, and I hope my ideas can inspire and help other people, teachers, parents…

Narrator: After being in a lot of interviews…

(Parents commenting)

Mom: Did you see how weird is Bob behaving lately…? This morning he forgot to wear his socks…!!

Dad: Oh come on, maybe he is just following some “new” trend at school…

(At school)

Bob: (tidying up his bag pack) Wait for me guys…

Teacher: Bye Bob…have a nice day…

Narrator: no answer (tension)

Narrator: in the meanwhile in the police office…

Inspector 1 (Paul): Well, it was complicated, but we did it. We caught the bad guy. How about a beer now, John?

Inspector 2(john): Oh, that would be great but I have a very big and long pile of papers of a very difficult case to look at …catch you later, Paul.

Narrator: Before starting to work, John takes a look at the local newspaper. The title says: Ramon Sánchez won the most important education award.

John: But…that´s the teacher of my sister´s child! I have to go and visit her, It has been weeks since I don´t hear from her!

Narrator: John decides to go and visit his family. They talk for a while, since John notices something strange in Bob´s behavior: Bob doesn´t kiss him and doesn´t even say hello.

John: What´s the matter with Bob?

Dad: Don´t take it seriously, he has been acting like that for a week… You know, children´s things…

Mom: Actually, I think we should take it seriously. Something has to be wrong at school.

Narrator: After the weekend the Mom decides to have a meeting with Bob´s teacher.

At school:

Teacher: Wait in this room a moment, I have to go and take my register.

Mom: No problem.

Narrator: The mom enters the room and notices that a drawer of the desk is open. She looks out of the corner of her eye and sees some… photos.

Mom to herself: OMG! It cannot be possible. My little Bob, that is why he was acting weirdly. I have to talk with John!

Teacher: I´m here, let’s start!

Mom: Sorry Ramón, I just received an emergency call, I have to go.

Teacher: Ok, no problem. We keep in touch.

Narrator: The mom goes directly to the police office and tells everything she has seen to John.

John: Okay, don´t be panic. We will follow the procedure.

Narrator: Two days later…

Radio news 1: Breaking news, the famous teacher Ramon Sánchez, the best teacher of the world, has been arrested on charged of being pedophile.

 

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To remember or not to remember

To remember or not to remember – that is the question:

Whether ‘tis easier to forget

The bad times during life,

Or to overcome does days,

And, by dancing, play the fife. To move on, to remember –

No more – and by a carriage we saw

The memories and the stories returned

Each time I hear the place – ‘tis a trip

I would still repeat. To move on, to remember –

To visit, maybe to live. Ay, there´s the problem,

For five days full of new things,

Where we have experience tolerance and respect,

We should stop and think.

That is the spirit

That makes Seville the way it is.

 

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The Blue Whale

Alone in my bedroom, I turn on my computer and an advertisement popped up.

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I started playing. No one of my family knew about it. I had to draw a whale on a piece of paper. Suddenly, someone knocked the door.

-What are you drawing?

-It´s just a game mom.

She knew something was not going well. Straight to the hospital the game was over, but I survived.

blue_whale.jpgOriginal news story: http://www.elmundo.es/cataluna/2017/04/28/5903053ae2704e0f528b4590.html

My Bar

A perfect place for summer,

where the sun heat stays out,

where the water turns into beer,

where the clock doesn’t exist.

 

It´s a place for everyone,

families, couples, friends,

play, drink, talk, laugh,

while time flies by.

 

Every day is different,

new faces, new people, new stories.

 

A perfect place for summer,

where problems are left out,

where fun is guaranteed.

 

When winter knocks the door,

the bar is like a funeral chapel,

only the regular crowd stays in.

 

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