I was tormented everyday by the same boy at school. Each day he would make jokes about me because once he started making the other kids laugh, he just couldn’t stop trying to get that attention. He farted loudly in class once and blamed it on me. The entire class laughed at me every year after from third grade to 8th making fart noises at me, and not including me in activities and alienating me to avoid looking uncool to him. Each day this same kid followed me home throwing rocks, saying evil vile things about me and my sibling to his friends loud enough for us to hear. He didn’t even live on our street and would follow me home just to insult me. I would run and cry my eyes out the whole way home. I felt worthless, like a piece of ugly trash each day.