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warning: This is a story about bullies and self-harm

Nice Rat Tail

Was the last thing he yelled at me on the diving board at the local swimming pool.

Next thing I know, he is holding me underwater not letting me get out of the pool.

He’s just playing, he didn’t mean to actually hold you under water.

Was the thing the lifeguard said, as I sat on the poolside gasping for air.

Why isn’t anyone helping?

Was the last memory I remember having when he was choking me on the locker room floor.

That is the potential for harm when you give an insincere compliment. …


Evan Schultz

Engineering Manager

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