A Story by Lucien Maier

So I opened my email today and one of my friends had asked me to write a story about bullying. Well I normally don't take requests. But this time I am not sure why but I had to write this. so here:


No More

By Lucien Maier

Edited By Temperance Penrod

Clara wanted nothing more than to curl up in a ball and remain in her bed the rest of the day, where it was safe. They would be on the bus, waiting for her. It had all started in second grade. Clara had been very open and very excited about school and friends.

But that year, Jen started to criticize how she dressed. It was petty at first, but within two years, Jen had recruited two of her friends, and the teasing had become merciless. Every year it had gotten worse.

So Clara had pulled further and further away from everything. Reading had become an escape over the years, and the books leaned more and more towards stories of finding their own place in the world.

A hour later she stood at the bus stop, and grimaced as the bus came around the corner to pick her up. The bus stopped and the door opened with a woosh. She boarded and walked, with her head down, to the seat she sat in everyday.

“Nice shirt, Clara.” Jen balked.

She ignored her.

“Where you get it at, the old folks home?” One of Jen's flunkies chimed in.

She ignored her too. As best as she could.

“Wow.” A voice came.

He was in the back of them and they had paid no attention. He had moved into the neighborhood a week ago. He was a senior and Jen and her friends had now become very interested in the new guy on the bus.

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© 2014 Lucien Maier

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We need some real-life stories about stuff like this happening. I'm one of the kids who's pretty much punished for being creative, dressing differently, and having a sharp wit. I stand up for others, despite the fact that it alienates me even further, but not many have stood up for me. Compared to others, I have it easy, but, I wouldn't wish that on anyone else. I know I can handle it, but many people can't. People need to realize that kids are hanging themselves and committing suicide through cutting and overdosing themselves all because of some stupid kid at a school or other place! People don't seem to understand that they need to shut up and think for a moment. Either that, or, if you're the one who just sits by quietly, open your flipp'n mouth and say something for goodness sake! Okay, now that I've ranted a bit, I'll close with it's a great read with a wonderful message.

Posted 4 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


4 Years Ago

Make sure you send me an RR when you do...I would love to read it!!

4 Years Ago

It's very true. Victims must be helped, but bullies must be stopped before they grow up to be someth.. read more

4 Years Ago

Yes, Marie. I was bullied as a child, so I know how it feels. But Lucien makes a very good point..... read more


I cannot express how much I love this story and how much it really touched me. I've been bullied many times before, and I've had to fight through it. I wish I had read this then, so I could have stood up to my bullies and cried out "NO MORE!". Your writing is inspirational and thought provoking, I really do think that this would be a great story to have middle/high school students read. Because it's true, bullies are powerful and so many people don't stand up for fear of being beaten down. Everyone needs to know that if enough people stand up, or even one who can't be fought, the bully doesn't have a chance. The world needs more 'no more' stories in this world, we all could stand to learn a little something about standing up for yourself and for others in need.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Your words pulled me in from the heart of you in the lines, for I was bullied so much of my young life. I guess it awakened a deeper place in me, to survive this horrid, hateful voices. I am glad you took up the request.

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I thought this was a very inspirational piece!! So many times people are bullied, and those who see it done do nothing about it. It only takes one person to stand up and say "No More!" It is a very powerful thing. Great work, and thank you so much for sharing!!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Simply awesome.. and after a long time im so intrigued by a sweet, short and strong story like this... though the title is "NO More" in a totally different context but i'd like to say "LOT MORE" like this one.. Kuddos Lucien.. U made my day.. will be waiting for "MORE" :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fantastic story about an important subject. The ending is quite satisfying, as the one who's being persecuted gets justice, so to speak, but the way you get to the ending is what makes it really great. I definitely like your writing style.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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The story, though it is long, made me feel something emotional. Good Work Lucien. Keep It Up. :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I certainly enjoyed this story. I did say that I will ready anything, but in particular bullying stories. This story was very good, among the best bullying topic stories I have read so far. I am not very into reviews so I can not really offer any advice, but I did enjoy it. I look forward to reading your other stories as well.

Posted 3 Years Ago

i liked it a lot, you have a knack for writing short stories. maybe you should join my short story group.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved the story it speaks truths and also gives hope to those who are bullied or have been bullied.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great short story.

There were a few edits I'd recommend. I've messaged the copy to you.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on July 11, 2013
Last Updated on November 16, 2014
Tags: Bullies


Lucien Maier
Lucien Maier

Salt Lake City, UT

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