Six Sentence Story: Divergent

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Gracie gazed down at her hands, palms facing upwards, brow furrowed.

Mummy had just pointed out right from the left but she was still confused.

Images, words and thoughts cascaded through her brain at breakneck speed, alphabets jumbled, numbers inverted.

Maybe the new school would help, the nice doctor said it would.

She looked out of the window at the children across the street. If she got better, maybe they’d stop making fun of her in class and let her play with them too.

Written for Six Sentence Stories

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16 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Divergent

  1. ivywalker says:

    oh….so sad… kids can be so brutal. SO can adults but still!

  2. luckyjc007 says:

    The child is helpless when it comes to getting others to understand, but adults/teachers can help change that in stressing kindness and understanding and stop tolerating any type of bullying.

  3. surely it is true (about how kids can be cruel), to compound that very injustice and unkindness is how small the world itself is for the (very) young

  4. messymimi says:

    She has my sympathy. Very well written.

  5. Nothing is worse than having abilities that are limited in ways other people don’t fully comprehend, especially true of children. People tend to make fun of and persecute anyone who is different, and this little girl is already having such a hard time. My heart goes out to her!

    • swritings says:

      That’s so true. When it comes to being different, both children and adults are being especially vulnerable. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

  6. oldegg says:

    Sadly the bullying attitude come from primordial times when the weakest of the litter was kicked out. Part of our educational process should be to explain to children that we all learn at different rates and should all help each other. I suppose that is happening but still remember a piece of chalk being thrown at me by one teacher and sent to the back of the class by another! A schoolyard would merely mimicked that treatment.

    • swritings says:

      You’ve summed it up really well. Our educational system does need to incorporate these changes, with teachers being trained ( your schoolyard mimicking treatment is spot on, any such actions by adults are swiftly reflected in kids) … so a process involving all sides needs to be put in place… Thank you for your comment.

  7. UP says:

    Sucked me in to the sympathy vortex too

  8. valj2750 says:

    This story breaks my heart. It is very realistic which is why it is so sad.

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