Literary – October 26

“There was a lot of bullying … I was seen as a bit of a mark among all the working-class kids. I was a bit too well dressed by my mother. I was bookish and spectacled and I was really quite glad to move to a different sort of school.”

John Arden, born this date in 1930.

Writing prompt: Write the scene from your protagonist’s childhood in which s/he first is bullied for the same characteristic that causes her/him distress throughout her/his life.

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