Not What You Thought

Weak. Pathetic. Loser…

Care? Why should he? Hollow words that bear no meaning. He enjoyed his life. As far as he could tell, there was nothing wrong with it.

Nerd. Geek. Dork…

As far as he could tell, these words almost always referred to someone of above average intelligence, or with the ability to tap into greater planes of existence. Somehow they lack the appropriate tone of reverence.

Insert expletives here…

How original, cursing. Like that hasn’t been done by everyone and their mother.


Ah, not so hollow any more.


Foot impacts stomach. Groan. Reel.


Duck. Step sideways. Push. Face meets wall. Spit blood.


Bony fist meets jawbone. Spread. Limp. Fall.

He walked away with a smile on his face.

His three tormentors didn’t get back up for a little while, but now they knew something new.

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