Kara (11 years old) sent me this really terrific story she wrote about bullying. Her story is called “Stand Up!” After I read her story I thought it had a really great message and I asked Kara if I could post it. Kara said she would like that “because then kids can see the effect of bullying, and how to stop it.” Kara also said, “I wrote the story for fun, and also to understand bullying more, because I feel like I understand it when I write it.”
Here is a part of “Stand Up”-
“Hey!” Lola yelled from across the gym.
“Hey.” I half-heartedly replied.
She walked over as I was just tapping on the bench.
“C’mon, we’re playing dodgeball. I’m the captain!”
We were outside, free gym.
She sat down on the bench I was sitting on. She looked at me with a concerned and worried look.
“Why are you so sad?”
It wasn’t the first time she could practically read my mind. Every time I showed my emotions a tiny bit, one small look of despair, she could read my face.
“I… I can’t explain. I don’t know where to start.”
“Well… how about when I can understand it?”
I sat down. I was about to answer, when I burst into tears. They rolled down my cheek and splashed on my lap.
“Oh, Lola!” I exclaimed between sobs. Lola was sympathetic. She hugged me and helped me calm down.
“Okay. Now, start from the beginning.” Her voice was soft and smooth, and especially calming.
“Okay. It started about a month ago.” How could I forget that day?
You can download the whole story by clicking Stand Up!
Categories: Creative Kids