Friday Fictioneers: Fitting In

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin

Fitting In

The bin rolled down the hill. It tumbled end over end until it hit the tree.

On top of the hill, the boys laughed and high-fived. One took a video to upload to his Instagram. Their laughter continued as they walked away. A prank well played. Next stop, the ice cream shop.

One boy didn’t laugh. Sammy Rodgers was small for his age, bookish, and quiet. The shy boy could never fit in with his peers. Though his peers found that he fit in the bin nicely. He was left unconscious and bleeding at the bottom of the hill.

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      1. Sometimes it seems that the more connected we are, the more self-centered we become. Of course that self-centeredness is nothing new, maybe it is just more visible.As a society, we need to learn to take care of our own…

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  1. Dear Nobbin,

    I’m left hoping those boys suffer severe consequences. They need to understand the seriousness of their offences. And I hope they choke on their ice cream. Nuff said. Well done…your story, that is.



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    1. The consequnces will be dire. One kid will get his phone taken away for a week. He’ll get it back after a tantrum, but it’s the thought that counts. One will get a stern talking-to. Another will…

      Thank you, Rochelle.


  2. Reminds me of kids I used to have on probation. I’m glad the target of their maliciousness is bruised but unbroken. By the time kids are attacking others like this, there isn’t much to be done to hold them accountable 😦

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  3. Ouch! Sad story but could be happening to some poor kid right now. We too had bullies when growing up but their influence was limited. Nowadays with the all prevalent social media they have a larger audience.

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