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Pig-Boy. (Part Seven)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Milton finally has had enough of the nickname other kids have "blessed" him with; he says to call him by his first name or else he will have to take drastic action.

Milton here.  Milton Eddeston.  Thought I'd let you know what's been going on with me here in Ames, Iowa, where I live with my family.

For starters, I am in trouble again.  Nothing new.  Seems one kid kept calling me "Pig-Boy" once too often; I'd finally had enough, so I pushed him down a flight of stairs at school.  He wasn't hurt badly, but he did suffer a broken arm and shoulder when he landed wrong.  I'm now in detention; I have to go there for two weeks.

That means not getting home from school until nearly five; then I have to bust my rumpus to get the evening chores done before it gets dark.

Well, I'm not in the least bit sorry.  The jerk had it coming to him.  I'm so sick and tired of people calling me "Pig-Boy" or saying I stink.  I can't help it that my folks are farmers; it's what they do for a living, and it looks like I'm going to follow in their footsteps.

My parents keep telling me I will have to apologize to the kid.  Nothing doing.  I've had it with him (and the other kids) making digs at what my parents do, or the fact that I "smell like pig" sometimes.  At least my parents work hard at what they do, and I do too; just because we're farmers doesn't mean we don't work.  We do, all the time; farming is one of the hardest occupations there is!

The only place I can go besides school is church.  Last week, Pastor Amen talked about forgiveness; it made me very uncomfortable.  He's doing a series on it; I do wish he'd move on to something else, so I don't have to think about Roy and his injuries, injuries that I, in my anger towards him, caused!

I will be glad when it's Friday:  that's when our spring break starts; we will be out of school for about a week and a half.  That way, I don't have to think about the stupid kids picking on me all the time; I can actually get some serious sleep-in time and do what I want (between chores, that is)!

Well, I am going to go for now.  I will write in here again soon; take care and be glad you don't live in my shoes!

~Milton Eddeston.  (No more "Pig-Boy"; I'm to be addressed as Milton.  Nothing else!  Got it??)

I know violence isn't the best answer to solve your problems, but when one is teased day in and day out, with no let up in between, what was I supposed to do??  Put up with it as long as I can?? 

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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/26/2009
Great Milton, just great! Nobody should be called "names" that's a form of bullying that shouldn't accepted by the person, his/her teachers and the world in general.
I told you to make a move, I am very proud of you!


Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/25/2009
the parents and teacher should have done something, can't blame Milton...Tell him to ask the kids what they would eat if there werem't any farmers. Good one Karen,though I can't keep up with all the characters;-)
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 3/25/2009

Yes I think the boy had it coming, sometimes it is necessary to fight back. (Unfortunately the injury was greater than the offense). We all learn from our mistakes. Very nice story here, Karen - I feel like Milton sometimes.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/25/2009
Why is it that so often children pick on others until they crack? You caputured Miltons feelings well, this is a well written write. I love the Pastors name
God Bless
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/25/2009
Gotta love pig boy and can't blame him for standing up for himself.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/25/2009
Looks like Milton will have plenty of time to think about his reaction to the mean kid...interesting update
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/25/2009
We all have a breaking point my friend. Milton reached his and let it out. Sometimes it simply happens that way. Of course it was the wrong reaction that ended up with someone getting seriously hurt; but guaranteed his actions will make his life a little easier now. He probably earned some much deserved respect from other kids in school. Great write Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/25/2009
A broken arm and shoulder is not hurt badly?!? Wow. Poor Milton - sometimes when you've had enough, you just SNAP. Understand his frustrations, but violence never the answer ... powerful pen, Karen, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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