for Museum and Library Service Finalist


Triumph by Diane Alfinito (a Short Story Contest entry) 

The school bell rang the end of day at Lincoln High School. Marcy ran frantically out the door before her tormentors could dump on her.

She heard them laughing, shouting, "FATTY you'll never get the boys to like you".

Marcy found solace in writing and martial arts. One day she shouted back "ENOUGH" surprised, the bullies stumbled, their laughter silenced. Marcy walked the halls unbothered - a quiet triumph in her step.