Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day One Hundred Sixty-Two: "The Bully" by Roger Dean Kiser


A man in a diner winds up in a discussion with a former classmate, a classmate who was a bully to him when they were in middle school. As it turns out, the bully is now in a wheelchair and has trouble maneuvering around the restaurant, ultimately requiring the help of his classmate, the narrator.

This could have read like a story about karma but instead it exuded forgiveness and compassion. I like to think I'd behave as this narrator did but I'm not so sure. If anything, this story got me thinking and counting my blessings.

A link to the story online is here:

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