Trying Again

by kRyNn StRaWbErRy
originally published at 06:45PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Emily decided enough was enough. That next day was Monday, the most hated day of the week.
“Hey, anorexic!” shouted Jacob, a bully who thought since Emily was skinnier than his girlfriend she ate too little. “I’ll anorexic you if you don’t knock it off, Jacob Smoth!” Emily was backing him up against the lockers, and she was ready to give him a black eye if she had to. “Emily Viktor, a word, please.” said Mr. Shay, a.k.a. “Mr. Shame”.
“You’ve been very moody, aggressive, and secretive lately, what has happened to the beautiful, wise Emily I knew?” He reached out a touched one of Emily’s strawberry-blond curls. “She left.” and she shoved his hand away from her face. “That wise girl left. Ever since the world decided I’m just a pile of trash thrown to the side of the Road Of Life.” Once, again, tears filled her eyes. “I want you to stay afterschool, Emily. We can get you to Mrs. Byars and she’ll give you a shoulder to cry on. I’ll be calling your mother.” Emily shoted back up. “Step-mother!!!”