Almost Unbearable This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 7, 2012
By , Billings, MT
It's almost unbearable. The teasing, the name-calling, the laughter. I sit through it all with a smile on my face and make sure no one can see my eyes. The eyes that give away hurt and anger and fear. The eyes that are threatening to cry any second now. I look at you out of habit, to gauge your reaction, to see what you think of their slicing words. But this time, you're already looking at me with those blue eyes that pull me under. You're not listening to them. You look away as soon as I see you. My clenched fist relaxes. My vision, once blurry, has cleared because now I see that you don't care. You weren't even listening. You were just looking with those eyes. I turn away from you and focus on the scarred wood of my desk. Each time their words slice and cut and stab, I look at you and you look away and my shattered heart is slowly put back together.

It's almost unbearable. Just almost.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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lucky4579 said...
Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm
This was a cute little piece! I do too wish there was more detail but I feel the pain and the hurt. Its beautiful right now and you have a great style! :)
In_Love_with_Writing said...
Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:23 am
It was sooo beautiful, but I really wish you could have given a little bit more detail into why this person's turning away is making the main character feel better. It almost feels incomplete in the way you have it. It's soo good, but just that one aspect could make it feel whole. Nice job overall :) Can you comment and rate some of my work? I would appreciate it. 
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