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The Bully - Carmen and Artela
The Bully - Carmen and Artela
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  • Paperback
  • Jun.27.2013
  • 9781478710301

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  In “The Bully” the meanest girl in school finds her match. Mt. Triumph Elementary School basks in the spotlight of being among the community’s greatest prides. Nestled in a twenty-acre piece of land, the school has all the facilities and competent teachers, ensuring that its students get the highest quality of education. The school is also involved in improving the students’ artistic talents, athletic skills, and character, so majority of the children are well-behaved, and the others are trainable. Things would have been great, if not for the school’s most troublesome student. Artela is fearless and loves to be feared. Being the only girl among seven siblings, her brothers taught her to be tough, strong, and intimidating. No one dares to mess with Artela for fear of getting beaten by her brothers who are rumored to be gang members. At school, Artela has no...
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In “The Bully” the meanest girl in school finds her match.

Mt. Triumph Elementary School basks in the spotlight of being among the community’s greatest prides. Nestled in a twenty-acre piece of land, the school has all the facilities and competent teachers, ensuring that its students get the highest quality of education. The school is also involved in improving the students’ artistic talents, athletic skills, and character, so majority of the children are well-behaved, and the others are trainable. Things would have been great, if not for the school’s most troublesome student.

Artela is fearless and loves to be feared. Being the only girl among seven siblings, her brothers taught her to be tough, strong, and intimidating. No one dares to mess with Artela for fear of getting beaten by her brothers who are rumored to be gang members. At school, Artela has no friends, but she could care less; she does not need a friend to play and have fun with. She can have as much fun in making other’s miserable, especially Carmen and Vandie.

Carmen and Vandie are best friends and Artela’s classmates. Carmen considers Artela her archenemy because the bully likes to pick on Carmen and her friend. Artela does a number of things to torment Carmen because she never fights back. However, the time comes when Carmen decides to take a stand against Artela. Taken aback by Carmen’s sudden outburst, Artela promises to stop bothering Carmen and Vandie, as well as the other students. Artela never tells the truth.

 

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         Before Artela could respond to Vance’s chastising, Vandie abruptly screamed, “Artela can’t jump Double Dutch. Everybody knows monkeys can only climb trees!”

         Some of the students laughed even louder, but only because they hadn’t noticed Artela coming around the corner. They foolishly laughed at Vandie’s joke, not knowing Artela was watching and listening. Poor Vandie didn’t even see Artela coming as she waited for Vance’s response. As Vandie turned to see why Vance hadn’t responded and why the students had stopped laughing, Artela had made it to the front of the line.

         Artela balled her fist and swung it with great strength as it caught Vandie on the left side of her head. The jump rope fell to the ground as Vandie struggled to maintain  her balance.

         “F-I-G-H-T!” yelled Vance, Markkus and several other students as Carmen, Vandie’s best friend, attempted to move Vandie out of direct range of Artela’s second incoming punch. Luckily, Larry and two other boys were able to grab Artela’s hand before it again made direct contact.

         By this time Mrs.Mardrew came running through the hallway. “Who is responsible for this madness?” she yelled.

         Artela replied, “Mrs. Mardrew, the students wanted to go to recess so bad that the students in back of the line started pushing towards the front of the line. I told them to stop that someone might get hurt and look at what happened to Vandie…”

         Vandie’s face and eye had begun to swell and tears were flowing rapidly. Mrs. Mardrew asked Vandie, “Are you alright? What happened?”

         Vandie replied, “Mrs. Mardrew, I accidentally bumped into the wall when the students began pushing the line. I’m ok.”

 

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Let's empower our youth together and STOMP OUT BULLYING.

About Cheron

Cheron Holland is a freelance writer, blogger and poet. She’s earned a BA degree in Financial Management from St. Xavier University and Certified Teaching credentials from Louisiana College. Cheron has worked as a Resource Coordinator and Utility Accountant for a...

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