Daily Prompt…Daring Do

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Daring Do.”

Well I’ve got a rather interesting one for this…when I moved to a remote community in the Northern Territory to work in my first school at the delightful age of 23…gee that feels like forever ago…anyway, I had been there for a week, had a week with my class which was interesting, as they were grads 3-8 and about 25 kids when they all showed up.

Anyway, back to the story.  I was sharing the house with another teacher, it was a long weekend and she’d mentioned that if I ever heard yelling and screaming that it was most probably the neighbours.  I learnt over the next 18 months that they did yell quite a lot, but I kind of got used to it, at least it meant that they were around.

So the Monday night / Tuesday morning I heard yelling and screaming and thought I was dreaming…which was weird as I don’t normally remember my dreams.  Then I heard my name, which kind of woke me up and put me back in the real world…well the screaming was coming from inside the house, not outside.

So I got up and noticed the other teacher’s bedroom door was wide open, which seemed strange, I went down there and there was a strange man there.

Someone had broken in and was attacking her.

All I did was say “Get out!” and the idiotic excuse for a person did…they literally walked to the lounge room and crawled out the locked screen door, as they had popped it off the track.

Then I locked the door and rang the nurse that lived next door and then the police.

He was caught within 5 minutes of the police arriving as he actually wanted to go to jail so that he had a roof over his head, a bed and food for the winter…as I said he was an idiotic excuse for a person.

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  1. Taswegian1957
    Jan 07, 2015 @ 00:16:52

    Quite a disturbing experience for both of you however.

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