when i was little, in 3rd through 5th grade, i had bullies teasing me constantly. at this age, it was 'dumb' to play magic games, although i loved to pretend i could create the leaf tornadoes that sometime swirled up in the mini courtyard next to the music room. still, kids would come and throw sticks at me and call me 'baby' and 'make-belive witch'. i never budged on the outside. the inside was a different story. i was melting faster than a popsicle in an oven. one day, though, one of the kids who had tormented me was playing on the playground, when her friends started daring each other to climb to the top of the swingset, over 10 feet off the ground! the girl, when her turn came, refused, and her 'friends' proceded to mock her, calling her 'fraidy-cat'. one girl even started pushing her towards the set. i calmly stepped in and told them that if they didn't leave her alone, i was gonna conjure up a wind that would get all kinds of leaves ad bugs in their hair, and carry them to antartica. they ended up laughing at me instead, with i could easily withstand, and ran off to chase some boys. the girl didn't become my friend, but she stopped teasing me, and so did some guys who were nearby, 'spying'. eventually, the majority left me alone, and i stopped thinking that the world was mean, and would up at the end of 5th grade with 3 new best friends and not so many enimies. who new doing something nice for an arch enemy could have so many great results?!
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