A ficlet by Angelinhel done in the slice-of life or charcter study syle. In response to a challenge issued to the author by RLobinske to write a first-person story centerd around Claire Defoe. The idea Jake was interested in art previously was inspired by The Angst Guy's Darkness.
Winner of the 2006 Bootie for "Favorite School-Centered (Lawndale High)".
Nominated for the 2006 Bootie "Favorite Use of a Background Character From the Television Series".
Warning: The following may contain plot or ending details.
During a staff meeting and later parent-teacher conferences, the inner monolouge of Lawndale High's art teacher, Claire Defoe reveals the teacher's dissatisfaction with the path her life has taken. During her conference with Jake Morgendorffer about his daughters, she indicates a part of what keeps her teaching- the few students who show promise. The story ends with a bit of hope- Claire now has the drive to take on another Community College class that brings her far more satisfaction.