Leave Me Alone
“One recess when I was in Grade 5, I was playing outside with some friends. There was a little kid who was shorter than me, and I noticed he was wearing this unusual jacket. So I went up to him and started teasing him saying that he thought he was pretty tough wearing his jacket.
I pushed him, and he told me to leave him alone. I pushed him again, and he told me to leave him alone. But I didn’t listen. I pushed him again, then all of a sudden, he threw his fist and popped me in the eye. I didn’t even see it coming. Once recess was over, I went into class. My teacher saw my red eye and asked me what had happened.
I didn’t tell her because I knew it was my own fault for bullying the kid. I didn’t want this boy to get in trouble in any way. Plus, I felt very foolish for not listening to him when he asked me to stop. So I learned a very big lesson.”
by Mark Andrew
Write down an experience you had when you were between seven and 12 years old. The experience could be when you learned a lesson, about a fear you overcame, or an experience that meant a lot to you. For examples, see the stories posted here. You could even send it to B! for a chance to have it published! They are fun to think of and write!