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Have I ever slipped information about myself into a character. Yes, sort of on purpose. the facts have been changed to make it mostly fiction but its still there. it was posted on here recently. Children of Legend chapter 1. Now when you read that; you may think “a teacher attacking a student? Impossible.” Wouldn’t ever happen.
Wrong. Now my second grade teacher didn’t choke me like what happened to Lone Wolfe but I have severe food alergy. She shoved that food into my mouth and laughed as my throat started to close up and I started to choke. I figured a reason and anger as well as being choked would be a better turn than a food allergy and laughing. I don’t remember much after seeing her laugh but my friends did grab a teacher (who happened to know my mother) and they got me medical help.
Unlike the novel: my parents weren’t contacted by the school and I didn’t say anything either. What is a seven year old supposed to say about such an event. Parents; “Hey dude, how was school today?” me; “Oh you know, teacher attacked me with food and I almost died. the school took care of it.” M mother didn’t find out until later in the night when the other teacher mentioned above found out the school was going to sweep it under the rug and took it upon herself to call her friend and my mother to let her know what happened.
My mother asked me at that point what happened. I told her what I remembered. I missed school the next day because my parents were in a conference with the principal and superintendent to figure out what to do with the situation. My mother wanted to have the teacher arrested and to sue the school. We were poor and couldn’t afford to hire an attorney. The school agreed to switch me classes and make sure the teacher had no further contact with me. That was the best the parents got. Justice denied.
This happened all the way back in 1992. Yes, to this day, despite counseling, i still have problems with authority figures of any kind except the police (never figured that one out). There are times that reality can suck. Fortunately, I had friends that helped me when I needed it most. To this day, it is always easy for me to trust my friends and those close to me. If anything good came out the experience, it was that trust in my friends.