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Sunday, 28 November 2010

series of 100 words short stories, theme: bullying

Here’s another ‘100 series’, inspired by Scott’s blog. This time, they aren’t funny, or witty, but they’re not supposed to be. I hope you like them.
I. WHENG
He was always in the back of the class. Head low, silent, face hidden away in his palm. His clothes smelled funny. I’m sure that was what set it off. He said it was gasoline, an accident, we knew he didn’t wash them. Who doesn’t wash their clothes? It’s only plain courtesy not to stink, right? We didn’t know he couldn’t afford it, he never told us. We didn’t ask, but still. He kept smiling, no matter how bad it got. How could we possibly know he cried about it at home or that he would... It’s not our fault.
II. Cause He Loved Other Ellens
She looked at her reflection in the mirror and pulled up her shirt. Maybe if she lost a few pounds, she wouldn’t be so invisible then. Be more like everyone else. Not having to be ashamed in the locker-room. She knew they were laughing behind her back. Sometimes not even waiting till she turned her back either. She’d skip desert. And dinner. That way, she’d lose a pound by morning. Wouldn’t she? She’d be sure to catch his attention, this time. She ignored the distressed alarm signals from her stomach. She’d be so much thinner for it. So much prettier.
III. Mania
It was hurtful to see him come in. He was upset, it was all over his face, but he didn’t say anything, not a word. I had to hear from others, teachers, principals... It made me afraid to pick up the phone or go to that school, that office yet again and listen to the awful things they did to him. While not being able to do a single thing about it. I tried talking it over with him, but he kept his mouth shut, pretending everything was alright, hiding his intentions. That must be when he bought the gun.

6 comments:

  1. Hey! I have a few things to say now:

    1) Thanks for your answer @ blogger help forum, I was soooo glad that you checked out my blog, gave me advices, hope! You made my day, perfect. :)

    2) I'm following your beautiful blog now! I could find some great things here and I hope that I'll find the time to comment on some of your stories. For me, as a German, it's a little difficult to understand everything, but I'm an experienced reader so I think that I'll make it.

    3) I can't understand why you don't have more readers...

    Okay, that's all. Thanks again!

    Love, Cay

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  2. Hello Cay, what a nice comment! You're quite welcome for the tips, although I'm pretty much a novice to this whole thing myself. I hope they help.

    I'm glad you like the blog and if there's anything you don't understand, feel free to ask me and I'll try to paraphrase in German. My German spelling is a mess though, but we'll work it out ;)

    And I have one more reader now, so I'm quite happy :) I'll be looking forward to your comments.

    See you around :D

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  3. I find your blog interesting.I can't wait to read the remaining series of your short story.You're such a prolific writer. I hope I have brains like yours. I envy you for that haha!

    Your audio clip oh man! It's one my favorite songs. Please do write funny stories if you have time. I really like to laugh all the time. I'm a follower now =)

    Q1: What's the black rose all about? Does it have a special meaning?

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  4. Hi, gelovsky, welcome. Happy to hear you like what I do. I'm afraid being productive is both a gift and a curse (especially during exam-periods, it just pours out when I should be studying).

    I'm sure your brain's fine, especially since you subscribed to my blog (just kidding :D). Thank you for that, by the way, I love having new followers :)

    And 'Secrets' is fabulous, I adore your sense in music :)

    I'm not all that good with funny stuff, I'm trying to work on that, but I just started writing something that's supposed to be funny (and long), so I'll try to put that up tonight, especially for you ;).

    The black rose is very special to me as a symbol and it has tons of private meanings. For starters, that made it the title of one of the novels I'm working on. I've mentioned it a couple of times in the forum. I've been writing it since I was fifteen and I really hope I can get it finished and possibly published this year. But I say that every year. If I do, you'll be the first to know :)

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  5. Great blog, great posts.
    Although I never did understand the concept of Elegiac, though I come from where that was invented.
    Great staff. Keep going. Thanks for being here!

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  6. Thanks, and thank YOU for stopping by ;)

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