Nathan Pratt, the school bully, picks on everyone smaller than him. But he soon learns the old saying “What goes around, comes around.”
Author: Colby Jones
Title: The Bully
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: April 2013
My Review: 4 out of 5 Stars. I LIKED IT!
When I added this book to the Manic Monday line up, I had no idea how short a short story it truly was. I’ve actually become fond of Indie short stories. While this story was super short (read it in like 5 minutes), it packed a good punch, had an interesting story line, a cool twist at the end, and set a great message above all.
We all hear about bully’s in school and it seems like they are even worse today with all the technology we have at our disposal. “The Bully” reminds us that we don’t always know or understand what someone else is going through, therefore we shouldn’t pick on others to make ourselves feel better. Nathan, the bully in this story, says that those he picks on are his prey and he’s the vulture. This is what his father has taught him. However, someone else offers him some sound advice that he chooses not to take and sure enough the old adage “what goes around comes around” surely comes back to bite Nathan in the rear.
A neat little short short story with a positive message about bullying.