Yet every fiction writer bases characters on real people. Memoirists and nonfiction writers identify people by name. How can writers use real people in their work without risking a lawsuit? First, a simple rule.
Because you were one of our least horrid teachers. You were young, rather shy, pleasant, blushed easily, and so we attacked. Because it was easy. No, Miss Denton, you were sweet and kind.
So you got it in the neck. You wrote in the answer, and then were suddenly called away to the telephone. We all looked very serious. You probably never knew that it was all a nasty joke.
How we laughed when we got out of class. You were never nasty to any of us. So, sorry Miss Denton. We liked you really. Then I tell him to go talk to his grandpa. And when we walk down the streets of my home town, the number of gainfully employed, useful, successful, handy boys who come up and say: Being a retired teacher in a small town is a bit like being a retired rock starand thank you copiously for everything you did for them makes me feel even more foolish than I undoubtedly was back then.
I have found it harder to forget the time you called me into your office and told me that because of the "structure of the black mouth" I would never really be able to speak English properly.
What I find hardest of all, however, is that after all these years I have not forgiven you for these comments. This was evidently not the truth in your case. I am writing to you now to say I am sorry that I have only remembered you through that narrow and bitter lens.
That the memory of those and similar events have clouded over the many good things you must have done for me while at your school. You hired a brilliant teacher who made a huge and wonderful impact on my life! So there, this letter writing forgiveness stuff is working already.
We are all bigger than our wrongs, right? I shall endeavour to remember that when I next think of you and my childhood. The waste of space whose spat with another pupil spilled from the classroom on to the gravel pitch and ended up with us chasing each other in circles around the playground, pursued by the supply teacher who never came again?
I was one of the shadowy figures who were able to let themselves back into the school in the early evening by dint of a purloined skeleton key. It all seems quite silly now but I am sure that had you been able to pull together the various strands and establish a pattern, you would have dealt with it in that calm, authoritative, sensible and humorous way that you dealt with everything.
It was the funniest thing. You said that I should opt for A-level economics, ignoring my protests about deficiencies in maths. It occurred in the sixth form when I commandeered an empty classroom as a changing room and was locked in by schoolmates who, for good measure, had stolen my shorts and trousers.
Although you are now at rest in the great staffroom in the sky, I still feel a pang of shame when I recall how badly I behaved during your lessons. I remember your patient sigh when you caught me inking in little black spots on my legs below the holes in my black tights, or painting on pearlised orange nail-polish under the desk.
I hope you never read any of the cruel notes my friends and I passed around in class, commenting on your appearance, and speculating on your love life. I would like to thank you for your perseverance. And thanks to you, even after all these years, I can still pull off a cool subjunctive, which impresses the Frenchies no end.
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