This is a bit of historical fiction of sorts that I wrote to link up to Ivy's blog hop Six Sentence Stories - Left. The story is told in six sentences.
"But you didn't ever get bullied when you were a kid! " she said, pouting as though stamping a double exclamation mark at the end of her shouted words.
"No, they didn't call it that then, nor talk about it much. There were no playground supervisors then, so fights happened behind buildings and were unseen by adults. When softball teams were chosen, two of the best players were picked to choose kids for their teams and there was always at least one kid that neither team wanted. When a couple of girls decide after Spring Break that they aren't going to talk to one of the other girls for the remainder of the school year, it hurts."
"Yes bullying did happen, and kids felt not liked, not wanted, and left out just the same as they do now."