Thursday, November 15, 2012

Real Friends

I was with a couple of my friends at school [Jill] and [Jackie].  I whispered something into [Jill's] ear and didn't tell [Jackie] what I said.

[Jackie] started asking what I said, thinking maybe it was something about her.  It wasn't about her, but I still didn't want to tell her.  I told her it wasn't about her, but she still wanted to know.

I told her maybe I just like [Jill] more than you.  [Jackie] didn't like that.  She said, "fine," and got up and left.

[Jill] asked why I would like her more.  She said me and her never even hang out with each other.  She also left.

Later that day, I tried to apologize [Jackie].  She didn't say anything.  I kept trying, but she gave me the cold shoulder for the rest of the day.

After school, I got home, and [Jackie] called me.  She said, "I can't believe you told [Jill] you failed that math test, but you didn't tell me.  You know she doesn't even like you that much.  I would've at least supported you instead telling a bunch of other people."

I was surprised [Jill] told a bunch of other people, but then I realized [Jackie] was right.  [Jill] has a bunch of "cooler" friends than me.  She would just go and tell all of them.

I told [Jackie] I messed up, and it won't happen again.  She said, "It's okay, just remember that I'm always gonna be a real friend."


Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I started a rumor about one of the girls at my school.  I didn't even mean to.  I only told one of my friends that she doesn't do any of her homework, and when we start working on things in class, she never has any idea what we're doing.

My friend said she's stupid.  I agreed, but I told my friend not to tell anybody I said that.  Instead of telling nobody, my friend told one of her friends.  Then her friend told a few other people.

By lunch time, everybody heard.  I tried not to pay attention to it too much because I felt bad.  I tried ignoring it the next day and the day after that.  A few days after I started the rumor, I decided to actually talk to the girl I started the rumor about.

I found out that she really isn't stupid.  She was just having problems in school because grandmother passed away.  I felt terrible.  I couldn't tell her I started the rumor, but I did start talking to her more.

Now we're good friends, and I don't know how I can ever tell her about the rumor I started.


Thursday, November 1, 2012


When I was absent one day, my best friend told a bunch of people my secrets.  I used to tell her everything about myself.

When I got back to school the next day, people started pointing and snickering at me.  They whispered and laughed as they looked at me.  I knew something happened, but I didn't know what.

Then I went to talk to my best friend.  She ignored me and refused to let me know what was going on.

By the end of the day, she told me that she told everybody my secrets.  She apologized and said she shouldn't have done it.  I told her it's okay, just don't do it again.


Mean Girls

At my school, there is a group a popular girls who gossip about other girls.  They single out this one group of girls and call them the "geeks."

One of the "geeks," doesn't know she is in that group.  She really likes the popular girls and tries talking to them all the time, but they don't let her hang out with them for too long.

The popular girls talk about her behind her back and make fun of her for trying to be friends with them as if she is cool enough.


The Geek

When I was in 5th grade, I had a best friend.  She was so much smarter than me, and she got A's in all of her classes.  She even helped me with some of my homework.

When I got to 6th grade, I started to think that she was a geek because other kids would tell me she's a geek.  They said things like, she tries too hard in class, and she always has her homework done. 

I started to be mean to her.  I thought it was the cool thing to do.  Everybody else wanted me to be cool.  I told them about how she spends so much time reading, and how she has her parents teach her to spell huge words like extravagant or stupendous.

Then I made fun of her for getting straight A's, for reading, and for learning how spell.  The biggest thing I did was called her geek every time I saw her.  She really didn't like it.

Now, I look back on how foolish I was.  She always wanted to help me.  I realize that I shouldn't have treated her the way I treated her just because I wanted to be cool.


Best Friends

I had a best friend who betrayed me.  There was nobody I talked to more.  I always went over to her house to play, and we called each other almost everyday.

Then I found out that she was talking to other kids about me, and she wasn't saying good things.  She was telling everybody my deep dark secrets that I didn't even tell me parents or my sisters.  She told people about the boys I liked, about the girls I didn't like, and about some things I do in private.

I couldn't believe some of the things she said.  Most of it wasn't even true.  She just made things up about me.  I found out that she had been spreading rumors about me for more than a year.

After I found out, I stopped talking to her.  We didn't get along well for a long time.  I trusted her, and she just betrayed me like this.  I don't know why.


Lunch Time

Me and friends were mad at one of our other friends at school.  We didn't tell her why we were mad at her. It was a silly reason, and now that I look back on it, I wish we never would've done what we did.

We started making fun of her at lunch.  Kids make fun of other kids all the time at lunch, but this time was different.  We wanted to do something more than other kids do.

Instead of just calling her names and just telling her to stop talking to us, we picked our her sensitive spots and mad sure everybody heard.  We didn't just do it for a few minutes.

We made fun of her for the whole lunch period until she started crying.  She cried and ran to the nurses office.  Later, we found out that she went home sick.

She was one of our friends.  We did this just because we were mad at her.    I wish we would've thought about what we were doing before we did it.


The New Kid

One day, a new kid came to our school.  She wore clothes that were old and probably passed down from her older brothers and sisters.

I started talking to her and found out that she was really funny and easy to talk to.  Then other kids at school started asking me why I'm hanging out with her.

They said she's a little geek, and she dresses like she's from the 80's.  I told them that she is actually really funny and maybe if they talked to her, they would know that too.

I told them to get to know people before they start calling them names.  Nobody ever knows who the new kid is until they talk to them.