The Future is in Today’s Past (StoryADay post)

As I looked into the future, all I could see was yesterday’s unresolved problems. I saw what happened when we took our eyes off the prize and began to chase after insignificant trinkets while neglecting the true pearls and diamonds that were already ours.

At the same time, however, I noticed that when people spoke about the future, they spoke of a fantasy, as the future was never going to happen. No one told me that what we did in the past wasn’t going to come back and kick us in our behinds.

Because that’s exactly what had happened today.


Enough with the Social Justice Warriors! (StoryADay Post)

I can’t believe this is happening. I don’t know why, but I guess we kind of had it coming.

You know what they say: anyone who is rejected by the world will burn it down. Then again, we create the problems that we have to deal with.

So now you know.

But that didn’t excuse Aidan Noel from forcing over 200 people from our high school (all who were White) to stand in front of the school holding signs that saying “I’m ashamed to be White.” That act angered many people and was a shining example of how far down the rabbit hole that humanity has fallen and how the evils of tolerance and inclusiveness have destroyed our country as a whole.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the next day, he made all the Christians stand in front of the school and ordered them to call themselves intolerant for refusing to accept the LGBT lifestyle. But we all know that’s never going to happen, not as long as there are good and decent people in this world.

So as for those kids he humiliated, most of them walked out of the school the next day. Many other students joined them in protesting against the so-called “social justice bully” who ruined their lives because of his fake anger. Because that was what Aidan was. He was a bully. And bullies love to ruin the lives of other people.

So there you have it.

But the fallout from Aidan’s act had yet to begin…

Toy Time 4: Toys Against Humanity (storyaday post)

“You just had to make us play this stupid game,” Humphrey snapped as he watched Susie hand out all the cards to everyone. Susie had forced him to play cards against humanity with her, Tierra, Kerry, Ryan, and Leroy. Earlier, Tierra had suggested that everyone play the game after the Show Stealers had taken over the studio and blocked everyone else to get in. (Jaclyn was angry about that.)

“Well, I guess you have the guts to tell those Show Stealers to back off and leave our studio alone, don’t you?” said Susie as she sneered at him.

“Well, maybe we should find a way to destroy them by challenging them to a game of Cards Against Humanity,” said Kerry. “If we win, we take back our studio.”

“And what if they win?” said Leroy.

“We force them to admit in a livestream that they harassed us on several occasions while we were reviewing Game of Thrones,” said Tierra.

“Yeah, that’s a great idea,” said Ryan. “Let’s show those guys that we mean business!”

To make a long story short, Tierra and Susie forced Nibbles, Ingrid, Gil, and Charlie to apologize to the people they had offended on YouTube. The four toys in question were angry about that, and they plotted to get revenge against the duo for humiliating them on the internet…

Juniper’s Journal (StoryADay)

Before the story begins, Juniper writes the following things in her diary…

“I have been obsessed with D. B. Painter’s “The Trees of Light” Trilogy since I was 8 years old. But I’m hardly the only person in the world to be obsessed with those books, as most kids my age loved those books when they were younger. But why is it that when you become a teenager, everyone expects you to read (and like) teen novels?

“That’s not me. That person who reads teen novels will NEVER be me!

“But what most people don’t know is that I am obsessed with “The Trees of Light” for a reason. They don’t know that when I was 8 years old, the school bully savagely beat me up because I was reading books in the library during recess instead of playing on the playground like the other kids, where he could see me and beat me up. I ended up in the hospital for several months; most of them were spent in a coma. The doctors weren’t sure if I was going to live or die.

“Well, I lived, but due to the beating, I suffered some irreversible brain damage. Meaning I couldn’t grow up properly.

“The other kids made fun of me for being childish and not acting or dressing my age. (I’m still wearing pigtails at age 14, mind you!) Plus, the adults, not knowing about my beating or injuries, tried to get me to read more mature books, books I wouldn’t touch with a lighter, or torch with a lighter. Even my foster family tried and failed to get me to “grow up” as it were.

“You may not believe this, but I’m obsessed with “The Trees of Light” because those books were my only solace in a cruel world that demanded normalcy and conformity, not imagination and individuality. I was accused of hiding behind the trees of light and refusing to interact with the real world.

“I know I should get some help for my problems, as what I’m doing is unnatural, but I fear the doctors will say that I was a victim of child abuse. I was, seeing as another kid beat me up, and no one intervened until it was too late.

“So what should I do? I know I can’t keep doing what I’m doing, as the school threatened to call social services and have me removed from my foster parents and sent to a hospital for not acting like a teenager. It’s not my fault, but I don’t want to grow up. But I also can’t stay a kid forever.”

Toy Time  

“You cheated, Susie!” Humphrey snapped as he saw Susie and Tierra gather the squares to their side of the board. The toys were playing “Lord of the Rings” Trivial Pursuit, as it was international gaming day. So far, Susie and Tierra were beating the other teams, which consisted of Ryan and Leroy, Kerry and Bella, and Humphrey. “Why are you doing that??”

“Too bad you don’t have any teammates,” Susie mocked him.

“And you just had to have the genius on your team,” Humphrey yelled. “Why is that?”

“Because Tierra is better than you,” Susie said as the other toys laughed. “Plus, she knows more about the Lord of the Rings than you do.”

“Face it, Humphrey, you’re never going to win,” said Kerry. “You never watched the Lord of the Rings movies, so what makes you think you know more about the story than Tierra does?”

“All I know is that I’ve gotten some answers correct before Tierra could,” said Humphrey. “And I know so much about the move because she and Susie are doing a show on YouTube centering on the Lord of the Rings.”

“I saw the Ralph Bashir edition of Lord of the Rings,” said Ryan. (Case in point: he was obsessed with the animated version of the Lord of the Rings cartoon, which shows you how much he knows the story.)

“Who cares!” said Kerry. “Plus, Ralph Bashir’s version of the Lord of the Rings sucks! How dare you bring that up while we’re dealing with Peter Jackson’s version of the Lord of the Rings?”

“Besides, Peter’s Jackson’s version of Lord of the Rings is better,” said Tierra.

“Much better,” said Leroy.

“Anyway, give it up, Humphrey,” said Susie as she glared at him. “You’re not going to win! You might as well give up now if you know what’s good for you!”

“But that’s no fair!” said Humphrey. “I’m the biggest toy in the room, so why are you guys picking on me?”

“Because you’re more annoying than the Annoying Orange,” said Tierra.

“Hey, that’s insulting, and hurtful!” said Humphrey.

“Need I remind you about the Show Stealers?” said Leroy.

“What about them?” said Bella.

“Never mind,” said Susie. “They invaded our show and interrupted everything. They were rude and nasty until Humphrey caught them and kicked them out. Now are we going to finish the game or not?”