Family Fiction posted March 7, 2019 Chapters:  ...8 9 -10- 11... 

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Educational fiction about bullying

A chapter in the book Thomas Gommal Learns about Bullying

Family Meeting II

by Shirley McLain

The first meeting took place and Thomas explained to his parents what was happening to him at school. A plan was put in place to meet the next day to discuss ways to help Thomas.
Sunday morning the family looked as if no one had slept. They could’ve been extras on the Walking Dead from the way they looked. Dark circles were present around their eyes, pallid in color with lots of yawning taking place. Everyone spent the night contemplating Thomas and his problem with Crusher. It would be a long day. That evening, Thomas, his parents, and Mike met again after dinner in the living room. This meeting was to
discuss the bullying being done by Crusher.

Mike began the conversation. “Okay, we left this room last night with the notion we’d come up with ways to help Thomas with his bullying problem with Crusher. Thomas, did you think of anything that might be done to help yourself with Crusher?”

“Yeah, I thought about it. That’s why I didn’t sleep well last night. I guess the most important thing is to tell my parents and not try to hide it for so long. I didn't want to get into trouble because of my lunch money and everything that happened because of the bullying."

“Oh, honey, you’ll never get into trouble for telling us about a problem you’re having," Emily said.

“Well, since you spoke up, Emily, what is your suggestion for Thomas? Mike asked.

“Boldly walk up to the kid and confidently tell him in a strong and distinct voice to stop trying to bully you because it’s not going to work anymore. Then turn around and walk off to the nearest adult and let them know what’s happening.”

Charles spoke up, “Sometimes it’s hard to do but walk away before you ever put yourself into the situation. Go into a different door or walk in with a bunch of kids. Bullies don’t like to draw attention from adults to themselves.”

“Crusher is that way. He won’t do anything if one of the teachers will see him,” Thomas said.

Mike sighed, "Let me think. Stay away from the places where Crusher usually bullies you. Always be aware of your environment. That alone can save you problems. If you’re not there, he can’t say or do anything.”

Thomas showed a sad, worried look on his face which made his father ask “Son, what’s wrong?”
“I’m afraid if I tell any teacher about Crusher, and they talk to him he’ll make it harder on the other kids and me.”

“Thomas, your mother and I will be here to help you. You have to tell us if he does anything. We are going to make an appointment to talk to your teacher. You don’t have to be in the room.  We want to make sure she knows everything.”

Emily spoke up, “And if that doesn’t work, we'll go to the principal. Your dad and I spoke about talking to Crushers parents about his bullying habits.  We’ve decided not to involve his dad. We both feel Carl Cusher could cause his son bad problems. If I have to, I'll talk to his mom first and get a feel for the situation.”


Bullying is a nationwide and possibly a worldwide epidemic in schools among male and females. This book is appropriate for ages 10 and above to help them understand and learn ways to deal with bullying. Please feel free to make any suggestions. I want this short book to be a learning tool as well as a fictional story to enjoy.
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