The following piece is
based on a true event.
My class realy liked it. I could have done better
but I did not have much time. I wrote it in two days.
12, Oct. 2000
May: A young tomboy and body guard
Travis: A young boy who annoys May
Aaron: A young shy and awkward boy
Leon: A young boy who picks on Aaron
Ben: A team captain
Greg: Another team captain
Tony: Leonís brother
Narrator: Hundreds of fourth graders ran crazy, scattering to cover the entire
playground. Most of the boys ran to the field behind the swings and most the girls ran to
the swings to watch the boys pick their teams. May sat on a swing waiting to be picked.
Ben: I choose John N.
Greg: I choose.......Casey P.
Ben: I choose May.
Greg: (Yelling at Ben) What! You canít! I wanted her! It wasnít your turn any ways!
You have to wait your turn!
Ben: was too my turn. You chose Casey.
Greg: Well, I didnít want Casey. I was about to replace him with May.
(He turned around to face May)
May youíre on my team!
Narrator: Ben took Greg by the shoulder and turned him around so they were face to
Ben: (Yelling at Greg)You know it was my turn. I picked her fair and square! Pick
(He turned towards May)
You know youíre on my team. Now come back over here.
May: Well Greg, he did pick me first and yes, it was his turn to choose. You will just
have to pick someone else.
Greg: (Yelling at both Ben and May) The two of you bite! It was my turn! She is on
myyyy team! I donít have to put up with this! I quit! I donít want to play with you losers
(Looking around trying to find someone he began to scream at the top of his lungs.)
Travis! Trav - is! Where are you Travis! Travis you no good....
Narrator: With a haughty attitude Travis interrupts just before Greg completes his
Travis: If I were you......I would not want to finish that statement. Now would I?
Greg: (voice quivering) No. No, No I wouldnít.
Travis: Now whatís with all the yelling? What you want with me?
Narrator: Greg replies in snobbish way, combined with a tattle tale kind of attitude.
Greg: Ben and May are cheating and..
Narrator: Travis interrupts, mocking Greg.
Travis: ďBen and May are cheating and .... andĒ And What you want me to do about?
Tell the teacher!? Ha. Ha. Ha.
Narrator: Greg looked down at his feet avoiding eye contact with Travis. He then took
three steps back. And when he began to talk he stumbled.
Greg: Well, Well if you are going to be that way then...
Travis: Then, Then what?
Narrator: In a small and quick burst of confidence blurted out, ďIíll just have to pick
someone else to pick my team.Ē Then he ran off screaming, ďHeís going to kill me!Ē
May Began to chuckle. Travis then turned around to look at her and gave her a dirty
Travis: What ere you laughing at?
May: Your ugly, big, fat, dirty face!
Travis: Did you want to get pounded into the ground or something.?
May: Yes, I think I should enjoy pounding you back into the deep dark hole you climbed
Travis: Iím not going to bother with you! Besides if I hit you my fist would get stuck in
all your blubber!
May: What did you say to me you ugly skunk?
Narrator: Ben sarcastically interrupts
Ben: I donít mean to intrude in your love fest, but can we just play the game?
Narrator: Ben then ran off scared the two of them would go after him. (They almost
Travis: I donít love her!
May: I donít love him!
Travis and May: You best watch what you say to me!!
Travis: Whose team is May on?
May: I am on Benís team.. Whatís it to you skunk boy?
Travis: Good! I wouldnít want to be an the same team as that fat *itch!
Narrator: May Raised her fist about to knock Travis out when across the play ground she
heard Aaron begging and pleading for his life. She then turned around and began to look
around to locate were Aaron was.
Travis: Hey, sounds like you need to go save your boyfriend!
May: Bite me skunk boy!
Narrator: May located Aaron and began to run to help him. About half way there she
turned around and shouted, ďIím not finished with you skunky!Ē
Narrator: May just barely made it to him in time. Just as Leon was about to hit Aaron
she stepped in. Leon was not paying attention and swung. Leon hit May instead of
Aaron. Frightened by his mistake he slowly stepped back.
Leon: Now May, Donít get mad. You had no rite stepping in. You werenít suppose to
get the beat down. You canít hold me responsible.
May: You OK Aaron?
Aaron: Yea Iím fine. Thanks.
Narrator: Leon ran as far as the soccer field and stopped. He began to yell at May and
Aaron. He had a little attitude in his voice trying to look cool to on lookers.
Leon: Hay Aaron, your body guard ainít going to be able to save you next time. Yea I
whooped May good!
Narrator: The other guys just looked at Leon like he was crazy. They told him that if any
one got whooped it was him.
May: Leon, what are you doing over there? Scared of me? Come say it to my face!
Leon: Iím not scared of you! I could beat you blind folded and with both hands tied
behind my back!
Narrator: A few of the boys were tiered of him always boasting and they were watching
his every move so they pulled his shirt over his head so he couldnít see. Then they took
his belt off and tied his hands behind his back. They told him, ďWe would be happy to
take you up on that bet.Ē Many of the school kids gathered around him and started to
take bets. One boy began to shout, ď50 cents on May. ďItís going to be a quick fight but
even if he could use his fist and could see. He would loose one way or another!Ē
Leon: Tony? What are you saying? Iím Telling mom when we get home. You are going
to get into allot of trouble!
Tony: So what! Iím going to tell mom you hit a girl!
Leon: What girl? I never hit any girl!
Tony: May. What do you think May is? Iím telling dad you hit a girl any ways. Ha. Ha.
Narrator: The eminence crowd began to whisper, ďSheís coming. Sheís coming.Ē Just
as May reached Leon the bell rang and everyone began to run in. Travis cuts in, ďHey
every one, Leon Peed his pants and is crying like a girl.Ē
Tony: You are such a wimp. Canít stand up to a GIRL. What kind of man are you?
May: Skunk boy! Hey skunk boy what do you know about being a man?
Narrator: She raised her fist to him to see what he would do.
May: Ha. you flinched. Your a wimp too! Iím not finished with you any ways. You
just wait until tomorrow. Donít you even dare think about calling in sick!
Narrator: Aaron and May slowly strolled back to class talking.
Aaron: You know Iím a big boy. I can take the beat down. Thanks any way. Truthfully
though, Iím glad it wasnít me.
Narrator: May playfully pushed Aaron lightly.
May: I know you were. Besides that little slap would have knocked you out cold!
Aaron: NO it wouldnít have! I can take it just fine!
May: My God Aaron, you donít have to be so defensive!
Aaron: Well, you attacked me!
May: No I didnít. But If you want me to I can!
Narrator: Aaron ran off into the school screaming . May chased after him screaming, ďI
was just kidding around. You know I would never hurt you. Aaron! Aaron are you
going to tell on me? Hey were are you?Ē