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A drabble is a 100 word short story. Me and some of the authors over at Red Adept are having a bit of a ‘drabble party’ and all writing drabbles based on different themes. This month is “Payback”, and this is my contribution:
by J. Leigh
Sammy languished under their jeers and sneers, day in, day out. “But that’s High School,” his father dismissed. “Suck it up.”
Alright, Sammy thought, bent over his work bench late into the night. I can ‘suck it up’, Dad.
Morning at the bus stop, bullies jeered and sneered, but Sammy fired back. A gasp, a sputter, a cough, and they were muddy water upon the ground. The bus arrived, and just one boy boarded. When street maintenance followed, vindication was had.
“There,” Sammy grinned, watching the robot vacuum the road as the bus pulled away. “All sucked up.”
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