Switch To Anonymous: A Short Story

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Words are the most incredible thing in the world. They create, mend, empower, transform and build, but most importantly, they have power. While in some cases this is a beautiful thing, for Xavier Walker words were instead a power play. His computer screen was a fortress, and Xavier knew extremely well that when he hid behind it he held full power. The words grew harsher and harsher as he typed, and the power bubbled inside him.
Log in. Type. Switch to Anonymous. Send. The pattern was continuous, as he sent anonymous message after message to the girl.
“No-one likes you, you’re just a worthless loser.”
Amanda Miller had been in his class since eighth grade. It wasn’t that Xavier disliked Amanda. However, her constant selfies, posted with
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Something was wrong, and Xavier knew. Whatever they say, he could deny of course. His footsteps were the only sound as he trudged through the hallways.
“Mr Walker, this is a very serious offence you have been accused of,” Principal Williams stated. The words sent a shiver of fear through his body. His classmates, Amanda, Charles and Mindy, sat in the corner and stared, disgusted looks coated their faces. “Now we have three students with complaints of cyber bullying, and proof that the messages were sent from your account. Because this is such a significant issue, we have called your parents. They will be here as soon as possible, to collect you for the start of your suspension.”
Xavier froze. The realisation washed over him, like ice water being tipped down his spine, chilling him to his bones. His parents, god knows how they would react. High heels clicked outside in the hallway, signalling that he would soon find out. His mother’s anger was evident, as she walked in the room, talked quickly to Principal Williams, and grabbed Xavier’s arm. She hauled him out of the room.
Smack! Xavier’s head spun with the force of the hit, and his face burnt red with

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