Una then squatted to my height and looked directly at me with intense green eyes. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking the bully is your friend. He was never your friend. He will never be your friend.” Then she placed her hands gently on my shoulders and added with dreadful calm, “You can play with the bully. But don’t make him your friend. Demand his respect. Or you will become the bully…”
Look for Nina Munteanu’s “Age of Water” coming soon.
Nina Munteanu is an ecologist, limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books.