Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W. Weirdo

For all the kids who are different in some way and don't fit in.
Kids at school laughed at me with derision
Called me weird
A no hoper
A loser

Socially inept, I kept to myself, content and apart, not comprehended their need for togetherness. Touching made me withdraw physically, left me cold and shrinking from the grasp. It felt distasteful, alien, intrusive.

I enjoy numbers and graphs, their lack of ambiguity. Working alone using logic clean and clear is safe. This graph, showing heart rate and age, the result of time well spent.
I’m working on an iPad app for it next.

Those same kids will use it; they won’t laugh this time.

Terry J. DuBose
from Wikimedia Commons

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

This Drabble first appeared in  The Burrow Valentine's Feature 2011, hosted by Burrowers, Books & Bladerdash

Here tomorrow: X. Dr Xing

Over at traverselife, I'm spending the month looking at different aspects of bullying.


Dafeenah said...

Ugh kids can be so cruel but it is nice when you get one over on the ones who were meanest to you

Eve said...

What a great drabble..I haven't heard of that before..It's sad, I mean the content, not the fact that it's a's a great idea

sue said...

Dafeenah, oh can't they, and it always seems like a bit of a naughty pleasure when you get one over on them - the sweet pleasure of justice!
Eve, I understand what you mean, the content is sad, but the medium is neat. Try writing one, they're a really good challenge.

Cruella Collett said...

It is reassuring to know that even people who didn't "fit in" might end up finding themselves at the exact right shelf later in life. If we only knew this early on, I'm sure most of us would feel much less anxiety in life!

San said...

Good for YOU, Sue. :)

M Pax said...

I've been unfamiliar with drabble, too. Nice bumping into you :)

iZombie said...

i too share the weirdo... factor. it only gets better and we move forward.
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Jeremy [iZombie]

Manzanita said...

I think I relate to life in music. This reminds me of the old song, "Who's got the last laugh now?'
Have a happy W day.

sue said...

Mari, it'd be great if youngsters could realise most things work out in the end. But its such a long road when you're going through puberty, and it seems like there will never be any change.
San, Thanks, it was always hurtful teaching the misfits - life seems so unfairly tough for them.
MPax, Drabbles are warned!
iZombie, good to see you here! Welcome. It does get better, but that's so hard to believe when you're living it.
Manzanita, YES!! I don't know the song, but I could pretned ;) Nearly over...whew!
Thankyou everyone, lovely to see you all here. Nearly party time :D