My poignant short story "Pride’s Prison" concerns school bullying and was published on Bewildering Stories, a free access internet zine.
I was severely bullied as a parochial school student due to a then undiagnosed mild case of Tourette's Syndrome and a more severe case of ADHD. I used my experiences to present a thinly-veiled childhood personal memoir. The emotional pitch of the story reaches its crescendo shortly into the second half of the piece. The purpose of the story is not to rage against school bullying, which seems as inevitable as war.
Rather, the purpose is to warn parents that even if their kids are being severely bullied in school they might be totally unaware of it. The story answers the question why so many bullied kids desperately try to hide it from their families and friends. Some bullied kids have taken their own lives before having been willing to ask for help. Tragically, their parents all too often never saw it coming.