5. Ms. Wheeze-fiend
Pumpkin walked through the door to the Counseling Center. At the end of the room was Little Miss Hood.
"Little Miss Hood, I've come up with a great idea for the school paper! Take a look!"
Little Miss Hood intercepted the sheet. "Ms. Wheeze-fiend?"
"The hilarious misadventures of a sadistic sixth grade teacher!"
Little Miss Hood frowned. "Is this based on anyone we know?"
"Define 'based on,'" Pumpkin replied formally.
"Is this Ms. Cheesefiend?"
"Uh...define 'is...' "
"Pumpkin, are you out of your mind?!" Little Miss Hood shrieked. "We can't put this comic strip in the newspaper! We'll get expelled!"
"Why?" Pumpkin asked calmly.
"Because this 'Ms. Wheeze-fiend' character is so clearly based on Ms. Cheesefiend!"
"Wha--! She is not!" Pumpkin snatched the comic. "Ms. Cheesefiend is a Social Studies teacher! Ms. Wheeze-fiend teaches math!"
Little Miss Hood sighed.
"Let me get this straight: You're refusing to print my comic strip?" Pumpkin went on.
"Your comic strip insulting Ms. Cheesefiend? No, I won't!"
"It's a riot!" Pumpkin pressed. "Ms. Wheeze-fiend deserves to be seen!"
Little Miss Hood scoffed. "You think so? Well, here comes Ms. Cheesefiend. Let her see it."
Pumpkin turned with a start. He rushed toward the trash can and started to rip it up just as Ms. Cheesefiend passed by.