Short Story Meet John, he is a 13-year-old student at St. Mark's School
in North London. He is an only child who lives with his mother and
father in a small house near to the school. Carl is a clever student
and is seen with a great deal of potential. He is also a popular boy
and liked by teachers and many other students. Carl is a very handsome
young man as well. He is a tall young man with dark tanned skin and
short black hair. Carl also has a 100% attendance record as he enjoys
school and likes seeing his friends every day.
It is a Wednesday afternoon and Carl is at home doing his homework in
the living room when his father Alan walks in, in rather a good mood,
it appears he has news. Carl is very anxious to hear what his father
has to say so he rushes towards him and says,
" Why are you in such a good mood dad?"
His dad replied by saying,
" Is your mother in as I have some news which will affect the three of
" Yes father, she is in the kitchen, I'll go and get her" replied
Carl then raced to the kitchen and called his mother Carol into the
living room where his father was. Carl was now starting to worry and
feel nervous. Then he looked at his father, who at that point was
grinning like a Cheshire cat and said,
" Dad please hurry up and tell us as I am starting to feel tense."
" OK" he replied with a look of glee, " I have just been speaking to
my manager who as told me that there is a promotion available. Instead
of being just a normal insurance consultant there is a managerial
position available for me." Carl and his mother look at each other in
excitement, " The only drawback is that the job is in Leicester."
In an instant Carl ran straight upstairs to his room.
" Shall I go after him?" said Alan.
" No," replied Carol with a sigh, "give him a chance to get used to
" What's the matter with you Carol, I thought it's what you always
wanted, a fresh start. I mean just the other day you were moaning
about this dump, and nowâ€¦"
" HOW DARE YOU," shouted Carol at the top of her voice, " how dare you
say that I called this place a dump. I mean I work every day to keep
this house clean and tidyâ€¦"
" Hold on Carol, why are we arguing? I mean it is not exactly for
definite although it would be a great opportunity for us as a family.
I've already taken the liberty to look at schools in the area and
there is one perfect for Carl, it's called Leicester Grammar and it
does all the subjects Carl does at the moment and it's really high in
the league tables. I have even been on the phone to them and told them
about Carl, so if we did move they would accept him."
" Is it a nice area though and could we afford a house there?"