Beauty is Everything
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Short Story: Beauty Is Everything

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Short Story: Beauty Is Everything
Charlotte Russell

"So you just add two to each side to get a final answer of x equals six", My teacher said as she finished up the remainder of the lesson. Just then the sound of the bell made a shrieking noise, as it entered the room. I picked up my books and threw them into my bag carelessly. My next class just happened to be on the other side of the school, inconveniently. Throwing my bag over my shoulder I quickly made my way through the poorly taken care of hallway. Trash covered so much of the floor, you couldn't even see the carpet. Walls were covered in the sticky res-due of the week old, chewed gum left by the students. Even though I ran with all my might to go to the gym, I still failed to make it inside the locker room before rang. Once I made it to the locker room I proceeded in and to my locker. I popped the combination lock off before nearly ripping my clothes trying to pull them off quickly. Once I had stripped down into only my bra and panties I reached for my gym shorts but before I could even put them on, I heard snickering. I tried to ignore it, assuming it was just something funny that the girl's had been talking about. I went back to changing but then I heard whispering and this time I knew they were talking about me.

"Look at her." One whispered.

"She's so fat." The others snickered.

I froze. A wave of embarrassment came over me. My mom always told me I was curvy but never had she told me I was fat. Fat. That would left a sour taste in my mouth. As the girls left, they left me in the locker room, where they left me to drown in my own tears.

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