A Mysterious Situation (StoryADay)

You’re not going to believe what happened, but I’m telling you the truth. But you have to promise not to say anything until I have finished speaking, OK?

Several weeks ago, my friends and I received a message which described a mysterious incident that occurred in San Francisco, California. In fact, the incident occurred over six years ago. I don’t know what to make of it, as it had been a year since I moved to Harrison Creek, Oregon from San Francisco. And to make the story more interesting, the message was addressed to me, saying that I needed to help Randal McAllen find out what happened to his younger sister Christina, who had disappeared over six years ago.

At this, I didn’t know what to do or say. All I knew was that Randal and Christina didn’t get along, and Randal hated anyone who spoke to her, which included teachers. I was among those brave enough to be friends with Christina, which earned me Randal’s wrath.

So why would he ask me to help him find his sister? As far as I knew, she could have ran away from home due to the hate she was given, especially from her own brother and parents. If I was in her shoes, I would make sure that I was never found.

So, I have no choice but to take this case. Who knows? Maybe finding out what happened to Christina McAllen would help me in the long run.

Chance Encounter (StoryADay)

I don’t know about you, but all I knew was that the minute I heard Shara Shinnok talking about Mackenzie Balford, I (Jacquel Rassenworth) had a bad feeling that something big was going on.

to start, there was a time that Shara and i both knew her as Denise Tillman. she was one of the meanest nastiest girls in St. Francis Middle School. i mean, nobody particularly liked her, as she was older than most of the sixth graders. she never did her homework and she interrupted classes with her awful behavior. Shara and I had a difficult time staying out of her way.

But Denise wasn’t always the cruel bully everyone thinks she is. In fact, she had been one of the nicest girls in the school until someone thought it was cool to make fun of her.

And the culprit was? None other than Christina’s mean older brother Randal McAllen.

He and his group made fun of Denise, calling her bad names and claiming that she was held back in school just for kicks. They turned her mean because of their insensitive jokes.

As I was saying, Denise wasn’t really our friend, but she was semi-kind to Christina McAllen, as Christina suffered because of her disability. Denise was also nice to us, until one bullying act ruined everything.

So when Shara called me in the middle of the night to complain about her problems with Mackenzie Balford, I knew that give or take, we would have to deal with Denise Tillman all over again.

An Unlikely Meeting (StoryADay)

You may not know about this story, but I do. Don’t forget, Jacquel Rassenworth knows many stories, not just the stories about Shara Shinnok.

Here’s how this story goes:

I, Jacquel Rassenworth, will admit right now that I wasn’t always the cool girl you saw in many stories. In fact, I was more of a nerd than the Meme Queen. To put it bluntly, I was the stereotypical nerd, with the thick-rimmed glasses, carrying the trapper keeper binder and my pencils in the pencil case, and my clothes were so nerdy (case in point: white button down shirts and plaid skirts, complete with knee-high socks and patented leather shoes), my mother would have cried if she saw me dressing like that, if she was still alive.

In contrast, Christina McAllen was a girl who probably could have used a makeover. I mean, most of her clothes resembled jumpsuits they used in the mental hospitals and her hair looked like her mother didn’t bother to comb it. It was no wonder people made fun of her, as she looked more like a mental patient than a student at St. Francis Elementary School.

So, how did we meet?

Well, nobody at the school is allowed to talk to Christina (save for a selected group of students) and not even the teachers could interact with her. Christina’s parents couldn’t help her and her brother Randal was a jerk to her. I mean, the girl spends most of her days playing with dolls instead of going outside and making friends, for crying out loud!

Well, I also play with dolls, but that’s not the point.

Anyway, I was outside at the mall when Christina showed up. Looks like her mother finally cracked and told her to “get out of the house and don’t come back until you look about 75% decent”. (if it were me, dad would have me looking 100% decent.) Christina was sitting on a bench outside a store looking forlorn, as people walked by, glaring at her, wishing she could just crawl in a ditch somewhere and die. I felt sorry for her; this is no way for a girl like her to live.

So I decided to do something about it.

Christina saw me and said, “You must be that nerd girl.”

“I do have a name,” I said. “But I don’t see anyone using yours.”

“I’ve noticed,” said Christina. “It’s sad that people would rather see me dead than in school.”

“And nobody’s allowed to pick on nerds, so they take it out on disabled kids,” I said. “Translation: stupid. Stupid. I am very stupid. Are there no vengeful people looking to shoot me?”

Christina snorted with laughter as I continued, “You can’t pick on nerds because they can outdo you on the tests, but you can pick on disabled children and make them weak and bleed internally. I don’t know who I can’t stand more: the bullies who pick on you, or the people who are forced to sit back and watch it happen. That’s why Milton Holt shot up his school back in 2002. But we won’t let that happen again.”

So, how am I planning to do that? Christina stared at me, wondering what I was planning. I thought about the people who made fun of her and wondered what would happen if I were to hit them back for all the times they could have bullied me.

Then it hit me.

To make a long story short, 15 posters that depicted the kids who often made fun of Christina McAllen were all over the school, with the students laughing at THEM. Plus, thanks to me, Christina got a decent makeover, but no one could say a kind thing to her. Yet little did I know that when I met Christina McAllen, I would end up becoming the Meme Queen, who used memes to hit back at people who did things I didn’t like.

And that’s for a different story.

The Secret (StoryADay Post)

She waited a week before revealing the secret.

Nobody knew why she waited to reveal the secret. Many have said that she was ashamed to have known the secret to begin with, which was why she kept quiet. Others have said that no one would believe her if she told them, which was why she kept quiet.

But I knew the truth about why she kept the secret; the secret was about me.

The Former Singer (StoryADay)

He was a famous singer who had a great life. He wrote many hit songs, threw parties and even starred in several movies.

But in the midst of the fame, he made a mistake. That mistake cost him everything. He lost his fame, his fans, and his career.

Nowadays, he lives in a small apartment, which is so different from the mansion he once had. No one hears his music anymore, and not even Hollywood wants him in their movies.

But he’ll do anything to save his dying career.