Chapter 3 of 6 – Blake was filled with fury. You could have cut the tension between his parents with a knife. They yelled at each other half the night, as Blake lay trembling and angry in his room. At school, he felt the need to vent that anger on some of the other students.
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Chapter 3: Blake & Diane
Blake was still feeling angry. He needed another adrenaline rush to try to make himself feel better. Diane was the next weaker and smaller target that he sighted.
Blake stomped over to Diane and said, “Hey, you Ugly Moron! You’re such a Pimple Face! You’re all covered with zits! Why don’t you go put your head in a bag so we don’t have to see how gross you are?!
Diane also has a bunch of voices going through her head.
Her FIGHT OR FLIGHT Instinct Voice said, “Warning! Warning! You just got called a bunch of horrible names. It’s time for action!”
Diane wonders, “What kind of action?”
Her FIGHT OR FLIGHT Instinct Voice said, “You can try to FIGHT him in some way, or you can choose some form of the FLIGHT option.”
Diane asked, “Which should I do, FIGHT OR FLIGHT?”
Diane’s Inner Little Kid voice said, “Well! Those names he called you were totally unfair! You should do something.”
Diane’s Inner Grown-Up or Inner Wisdom voice said, “If you call him names back, he probably will hit you. And if you cry, he’ll just keep calling you names,”
Diane’s Inner Little Kid voice complained, “But it hurt our feelings! You can’t hit him, because you’re not strong enough. If you call him names, he might do something even worse to us! I feel like crying! Don’t you?”
Blake watched in great satisfaction as Diane’s eyes pooled up with tears. She quickly turned and ran into the girl’s bathroom. He called after her, “You Ugly Crybaby!” Laughing a mean laugh, he walked on to class.
This time, his power surge of satisfaction lasted for about a half an hour. Unfortunately for him, before the class period was over, Blake felt his feelings of helplessness, anger, and discomfort growing.
Once again, Blake felt like he needed another adrenaline rush to try to make himself feel better. This time, Alicia was the next weaker and smaller target that he sighted as he was walking out of class.
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