FFfAW: The Pink Schoolbag

Credit: Jessica Haines

Danny was sad. Mummy didn’t have money to buy him a new schoolbag, so for now, he had to take the pink one which she managed to get at the Church.

As he got on the school bus, Gordon was the first to comment.

“Hey, Danny-el, pretty bag, you gonna wear a matching pink bow tomorrow?”

Roars of laughter followed and Danny felt his eyes welling up. Before they could see him cry, Danny scrambled off the bus and ran down the street.

“Hey, kid! Get back on!” cried the bus driver.

Suddenly, there was a loud screech and all the kids stopped laughing and stared in horror as Danny was hit by a car.

A day later, Gordon came to visit a surprised Danny at the hospital, apologized for making fun of him and gave him a present.

It was a blue schoolbag.

“But no matter the colour, Gordon was wrong to tease you and will never do so again, right?” Gordon’s mother looked sternly at her son.

A shamefaced Gordon nodded.

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25 Responses to FFfAW: The Pink Schoolbag

  1. A very touching story! I imagine it would be very difficult for a boy to have to take a pink school bag to school. Thank goodness he was killed by the car! Great Story S!

  2. Singledust says:

    Bad start but happy ending – love the moral behind this sweet story. Parents teach their kids to be kind is the loveliest way to bring up a generation!

  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Wonderful story! It is a shame that it takes a terrible event to happen for someone to realize the cruelty they put upon others. Fortunately, the boys mother was helpful in teaching her son he should not be so mean to other children.

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! Yes, unfortunately it does take an adverse situation for some to realize their own follies. Exactly! Parents must reprimand their kids for being mean and make them change their ways.

  4. rosemawrites says:

    Love the lesson you taught here dear. ❤ ❤ ❤

  5. Shivangi says:

    Great you threw light on how kids can be merciless sometimes. And thank God he was saved. Unique and very creative!

  6. Joyfrida says:

    Very nice story with a lesson. Glad the boy didn’t die and Gordon learnt his lesson

  7. Kids can be so cruel. Sadly they often don’t even realise they are. Very moving.

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  8. Glad this turned out all right – words can do more damage than we even know.

  9. milliethom says:

    Children are very sensitive to the taunts and teasing of other children, and I can understand how being called girlish for having a pink bag, would have upset the poor lad. I’m glad he accident wasn’t more serious! A very touching story.

  10. mandibelle16 says:

    Poor Danny. I hope he has no lasting damage. Gordon knows better know I’m happy to say. I hope Mom makes him work the cost of the back pack off too! Great take S 🙂

  11. Poor Danny, this was so sad. I enjoyed your story — it has great momentum.

  12. Nona says:

    So horrible for Danny. But maybe a bully learned his lesson.

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