So this is what society is today…
So this is what society is today…
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 had fallen and how the evils of tolerance and inclusiveness had 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…
“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…
“Wow, you must really hate Mackenzie,” Fabian said to Shara as he noticed her glaring at the other girl. Shara was sure Mackenzie wasn’t serious, not if she had anything to say about that.
Of course, Fabian didn’t know that Shara knew Mackenzie before they both became students at Harrison Creek High School. Back then, Shara knew Mackenzie as Denise Tillman when they were living in San Francisco; Shara was 10 years old and Denise was 12. Denise was a troublemaker while Shara was a good student. Denise was also a bully, as she bullied one of Shara’s friends, Christina McAllen, for being disabled.
“Well, you can say I knew her a long time ago,” said Shara. “But I don’t like her, not where it counts.”
“Whatever,” said Fabian, not knowing that the truth about about to come out…
What if I told you that I did have another choice when I was so seeped in my own fantasy world?
they say that kids grow up differently, but let’s not forget that kids who survived traumatizing events don’t grow up as well as their non-abused peers. I don’t know what that means yet, but I knew that i was completely different from the other kids, and this is why.
But that didn’t mean I had to stay that way.
After English class, I walked towards the front office instead of the library, as I wanted to avoid the librarian and her criticism. She was angry with me for choosing the read the Trees of Light as opposed to some silly teen novel, but what did she know? She didn’t have an abusive childhood like I did. She didn’t have people trying to “help” her with her “problems”. I mean, the people trying to “help” me really don’t like me at all, or they would have done something about it.
Just as I passed the library, the librarian said, “Juniper, we need to have a talk.” I tensed, knowing that like it or not, my unmentionable secret of being beaten up by the school bully was about to come out…
What was the point where my life changed? What happened to me to make me the way I am? I wasn’t the only person in the world to read D.B. Painter’s “The Trees of Light” trilogy, but something happened to me to make me hold on to the imaginary world I created instead of putting the book away and growing up.
As you may have noticed, Rodney and Sylvia McKenner are NOT my parents. (In fact, I don’t know who my parents are.) All I knew was I was living with them since I was 8 years old. Of course, Bruce, Kelvin, and Lydia McKenner have gone out of their way to make me feel unwelcome, as if I was the unwanted child. That doesn’t surprise me, since that was how I was treated when I lived with the Tannenbay family.
To start, Mr. and Mrs. Tannenbay were middle class and their children went to private schools. Since I was a foster kid, I could only go to public schools. Also, the schools I went to were second and third-rate schools, full of kids who couldn’t function in a decent class setting. I would often retreat to a dark corner of the library to escape from the chaos surrounding me.
But the part that led me to where I am now isn’t pretty.
As you can see, there was a kid who made everyone’s lives a living nightmare. He was cruel beyond all reasoning, punching kids who dared to better themselves. All I know was one day, he caught me trying to go into the library during recess, and let’s say that what happened next was unfit for publication. He had grown angry with me because I had ignored him or refused to interact with him.
Of course, after THAT incident, all I had was my imaginary world, which I created while I was reading “The Silver Tomb“. Most of the other kids shunned me for not talking to them and even the teachers couldn’t get me to yield. Social services was contacted and I was eventually taken out of that terrible school and away from the Tannenbays. (You can guess where I ended up.)
After I went to the McKenners, I withdrew into my imaginary world, reading “The Trees of Light” as a way to deal with the pain I had gotten from the bully. I also pushed away the other kids, fearing that they would be like the bully. No one could talk to me, not even if my life depended on it.
So that’s how I grew addicted to reading “The Trees of Light” and rejecting the other books out there. Plus, I rejected the people who would have become my friends if I put down the book and spoke to an actual person, but that’s a given.