Day 284 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her teacher or mentor.
Shannon: Jake was assigned to me a year ago. I’m tutoring him so he can get into college. Everyone is really pleased with his progress, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. The only thing that bugs me is that no one seems to know he’s an artist, or maybe they just don’t want acknowledge it. He has problems talking notes and paying attention because he draws these elaborate cartoons in notebook instead. It’s like he’s been hit with inspiration halfway through math class. Then he goes back to writing down equations. I’m the last person to believe someone could make a steady career out of their art, but he’s really good. He’s original, and it seems to makes him happy. I know it’s not what his mom wants, but I think we should be focusing on getting him into a school with comic arts.
Erin: He is a good student. He’s not great though. He spends too much time socializing to ever be one of the great ones. Or maybe he is a great one. Maybe he has found the perfect balance.
What is the potential of this student?
Mikio has Nikki hang back after a normal session. She has her go through different forms she’s learned, noting details she sees.
Like the determination in Nikki’s eyes to prove herself.
Like how she’s centered her focus on the next move, while keeping the next two in her back pocket.
And how she blocks out everything else, leaving her open.
Mikio knows Nikki has lots of room for improvement, but she has a feeling that Nikki isn’t one to give up easily.