For Those Who Felt Picked on and Ridiculed

I just wrote a short story for those who felt picked on and ridiculed as kids. It is labeled fictional, but in truth, all of the things that happened to “Chris” actually happened to me (except the part about other younger boys helping me). The rest of the story is fiction. You can find the story here:


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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8 Responses to For Those Who Felt Picked on and Ridiculed

  1. Big hugs to you “chris” so happy you’ve written about it and hopefully healed. Nobody deserves to be treated that way, especially you! ♥

  2. billgncs says:

    There’s more ways than just using your fists to stand up. Bravo, ultimately people bully us until we stop it.

  3. Russ – Thanks for sharing your story. Often it’s the hard stuff we write about that helps others see that they too can work through their own pain and finally make it to the other side.

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