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Saturday Centus – Wk#135 – Prompt: I finally understood the phrase ‘a deer in the headlights’ – 110 words – “For Michael”

01 Dec

I finally understood the phrase ‘a deer in the headlights’. Momentarily stunned by the lights, I stood on the stage before my fellow students.

“Today is the day we must cry out to the world, ‘NO MORE LIVES RUINED.’”

On cue, others came onto stage hand-in-hand.

“Let us all stand and join hands. Let us cry out to the world, ‘WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE BULLYING ANYMORE.’”

As the hall lights came up I could see all, even teachers, standing hand-in-hand, repeating the words.

“Bullied into suicide, there will be no more like my friend, Michael. To this I dedicate my life.”

A roar of voices erupted, “FOR MICHAEL!”

Michael BulliedSchools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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2 Comments

Posted by on December 1, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

2 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#135 – Prompt: I finally understood the phrase ‘a deer in the headlights’ – 110 words – “For Michael”

  1. Jenny Matlock

    December 2, 2012 at 01:47

    Amen.

    And Amen.

    I talk to my Grandlittles about this very subject.

    Instant media has created monsters, hasn’t it?

    I know they existed before, but now they spread their poison so much more quickly.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 6, 2012 at 06:03

      Thanks for the comment.

      Bullying has always been around but now, being much more aware of the opportunities and consequences, schools and workplaces are moving to prevent it. It’s sad some need to hurt others in order to feel better themselves.

       

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