A Tall Tale - The Bully
Just a story I made up.
Michael never knew when to stop. He would nag and tease and harass everyone in the class. When the little children would walk home from school, he would lie in wait behind the bushes to pop out and scare them.He was a bully.
Did the teachers know he was a bully? Of course they did, but no matter how much punishment Michael received, he never stopped doing mischievous things. One day he spilled ink all over Jessie's homework. Another day he took the chalk dust from the board and blew it in Sally Mae's face. The poor girl coughed and water came to her eyes but Michael just laughed. "You're a bully!" John said as Michael boxed his ears.
Every lunchtime, Michael would go to the cafeteria to purchase lunch. He would never stand in line, he would make the other children do it. By this time, everyone was fed up of Michael. That day Karen lined up for Michael's lunch. It was spaghetti and meatballs. Michael had caught her by the collar and demanded she buy his lunch for him with her money. Jessie was waiting for her when she came out of the line. "This will teach Michael a lesson," he said. He took some worms out of his pocket (his grandfather always had some for bait for the fish) and mixed it into Michael's spaghetti.
When Michael began to eat, he was puzzled. Why was everyone looking at him? Suddenly he felt something squirming and wiggling in his mouth. He looked down at his food. Worms were crawling all over! He screamed in fright. You see if there was one thing Michael was afraid of it was worms. He looked miserably at his classmates. They were all laughing at him. " You've got a dose of your own medicine, " John said, "You better stop being a bully because you never know when someone will get you back!"
Michael felt ashamed. He realized what he had done, how he had frightened the children. He didn't like being frightened himself. After that the school was a happy place because Michael never bullied again.
© North Wind