Stories

The Smart And The Strong

by Irina, Age 12 , Edenwood Middle School, Mississauga, ONTARIO CANADA

The Smart And The Strong

May 23, 2017

It was a dark and stormy day at Edenwood Middle School and not all students were glad they got to stay inside...

This stupid weather!”John exploded as he burst out of the math classroom. “I can't believe this!” he yelled, slamming the door and kicking the wall, leaving a muddy footprint on the pristine white surface. Rest in peace whoever has to clean that wall. Why do these people have no respect for the school, I ask you, why? “This is so unfair,” he shouted once again. “Why did it have to rain today of all days, I just bought my own baseball bat!?!” he said, with the kind of voice that would lead you to believe that the sky just fell, and crushed his grandmother in the process. What I really wanted to shout in his face was “The world does not revolve around you, you jerk!” but I did not, it's not like I was too happy it was raining either, but hey, I did not go around the school shouting and cursing everyone in sight. I was sitting with my back against the wall with a book on my lap. It was a very interesting book, about a voyage at sea... “Hey, loser, I bet you never held a baseball in your life”, John exclaimed as he noticed me. I looked him straight in the eyes and said “You know, there is a difference between me and you, that difference is that when God was handing out brains, you were holding open the door” He blinked momentarily confused, then a light seemed to click open somewhere inside that vast, empty space in between his ears. He turned livid and showed me his middle finger. “Why did the chicken cross the road?” I asked. “To get to the other side” he answered rolling his eyes. “No, to get to the idiots house, knock, knock.” “Who's there?” he asked confused. “The chicken” I answered. He still did not seem to get it, man, he was stupid. “Well, if a bear attacked you, what would you do, multiply him to death?” he asked. Ouch. That hurt and he knew it. The thing is,he probably could wrestle a bear to death if he wanted to,I mean,the guy was huge. Startled, I could not manage to think of another witty coment to throw in his face, and a gang gathered behind him. Calmly, well, maby not so calmly, I ran and concealed myself in the washroom.

That was all I could remember from that dark, stormy day. When they brought him in, 15 years later in the hospital emergency room. I recognized him immediately. During the years, we had split apart, he became a baseball player in the Blue Jays, and I became a dThe Smart And The Strong

    May 23, 2017                                                             

       It was a dark and stormy day at Edenwood Middle School and not all students were glad they got to stay inside...

        “This stupid weather!”John exploded as he burst out of the math classroom. “I can't believe this!” he yelled as he slammed the door and kicked the wall, leaving a muddy footprint on the pristine white surface. Rest in peace whoever has to clean that wall. Why do these people have no respect for the school, I ask you, why? “This is so unfair,” he shouted once again. “Why did it have to rain today of all days, I just bought my own baseball bat!?!” he said, with the kind of voice that would lead you to believe that the sky just fell, and crushed his grandmother in the process. What I really wanted to shout in his face was “The world does not revolve around you, you jerk!” but I did not, it's not like I was too happy it was raining either, but hey, I did not go around the school shouting and cursing everyone in sight. I was sitting with my back against the wall with a book on my lap. It was a very interesting book, about a voyage at sea... “Hey, loser, I bet you never held a baseball in your life”, John exclaimed as he noticed me. I looked him straight in the eyes and said “You know, there is a difference between me and you, that difference is that when God was handing out brains, you were holding open the door” He blinked momentarily confused, then a light seemed to click open somewhere inside that vast, empty space in between his ears. He turned livid and showed me his middle finger. “Why did the chicken cross the road?” I asked. “To get to the other side” he answered rolling his eyes. “No, to get to the idiots house, knock, knock.” “Who's there?” he asked confused. “The chicken” I answered. He still did not seem to get it, man, he was stupid. “Well, if a bear attacked you, what would you do, multiply him to death?” he asked. Ouch. That hurt and he knew it. The thing is,he probably could wrestle a bear to death if he wanted to,I mean,the guy was huge. Startled, I could not manage to think of another witty coment to throw in his face, and a gang gathered behind him. Calmly, well, maby not so calmly, I ran and concealed myself in the washroom.

       That was all I could remember from that dark, stormy day. When they brought him in, 15 years later in the hospital emergency room. I recognized him immediately. During the years, we had split apart, he became a baseball player in the Blue Jays, and I became a doctor. When they brought him in, he was all bloody and covered in dirt. He had been injured at a game, a ball hit him in the face, broke his nose. I could hear his wife outside crying, asking if he was going to be OK. It was up to me to save him, and save him I did. If he would have stayed how he was, he would have slowly bleed to death. I did what I could, and soon he walked out and hugged his wife. Only than he recognized me. He looked at me for the first time in a long 15 years and said in a trembling voice “You saved my life” “Well” I replied, “That's my job” I grinned.

      Do not make the same mistake as John did, and put someone down, they might end up saving your life.  octor. When they brought him in, he was all bloody and covered in dirt. He had been injured at a game, a ball hit him in the face, broke his nose. I could hear his wife outside crying, asking if he was going to be OK. It was up to me to save him, and save him I did. If he would have stayed how he was, he would have slowly bleed to death. I did what I could, and soon he walked out and hugged his wife. Only than he recognized me. He looked at me for the first time in a long 15 years and said in a trembling voice “You saved my life” “Well” I replied, “That's my job” I grinned.

Do not make the same mistake as John did, and put someone down, they mThe Smart And The Strong

    May 23, 2017                                                             

       It was a dark and stormy day at Edenwood Middle School and not all students were glad they got to stay inside...

        “This stupid weather!”John exploded as he burst out of the math classroom. “I can't believe this!” he yelled as he slammed the door and kicked the wall, leaving a muddy footprint on the pristine white surface. Rest in peace whoever has to clean that wall. Why do these people have no respect for the school, I ask you, why? “This is so unfair,” he shouted once again. “Why did it have to rain today of all days, I just bought my own baseball bat!?!” he said, with the kind of voice that would lead you to believe that the sky just fell, and crushed his grandmother in the process. What I really wanted to shout in his face was “The world does not revolve around you, you jerk!” but I did not, it's not like I was too happy it was raining either, but hey, I did not go around the school shouting and cursing everyone in sight. I was sitting with my back against the wall with a book on my lap. It was a very interesting book, about a voyage at sea... “Hey, loser, I bet you never held a baseball in your life”, John exclaimed as he noticed me. I looked him straight in the eyes and said “You know, there is a difference between me and you, that difference is that when God was handing out brains, you were holding open the door” He blinked momentarily confused, then a light seemed to click open somewhere inside that vast, empty space in between his ears. He turned livid and showed me his middle finger. “Why did the chicken cross the road?” I asked. “To get to the other side” he answered rolling his eyes. “No, to get to the idiots house, knock, knock.” “Who's there?” he asked confused. “The chicken” I answered. He still did not seem to get it, man, he was stupid. “Well, if a bear attacked you, what would you do, multiply him to death?” he asked. Ouch. That hurt and he knew it. The thing is,he probably could wrestle a bear to death if he wanted to,I mean,the guy was huge. Startled, I could not manage to think of another witty coment to throw in his face, and a gang gathered behind him. Calmly, well, maby not so calmly, I ran and concealed myself in the washroom.

       That was all I could remember from that dark, stormy day. When they brought him in, 15 years later in the hospital emergency room. I recognized him immediately. During the years, we had split apart, he became a baseball player in the Blue Jays, and I became a doctor. When they brought him in, he was all bloody and covered in dirt. He had been injured at a game, a ball hit him in the face, broke his nose. I could hear his wife outside crying, asking if he was going to be OK. It was up to me to save him, and save him I did. If he would have stayed how he was, he would have slowly bleed to death. I did what I could, and soon he walked out and hugged his wife. Only than he recognized me. He looked at me for the first time in a long 15 years and said in a trembling voice “You saved my life” “Well” I replied, “That's my job” I grinned.

      Do not make the same mistake as John did, and put someone down, they might end up saving your life.  ight end up saving your life.  

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