The Monster on the Bus

      Sean Dexter
The Monster on the Bus

This a story for older kids about social bullying and the impact it can have for the victim...and the bully.This is a short story about social bullying. Although the main character is a first grader, the story itself targets older children. I wrote this story as part of a bully-proofing curriculum for my sixth-grade students. It would, however, be appropriate for high school students, too. The story is true. Included with the story are thought provoking written response questions that can be used as-is in your classroom or altered to fit your specific need. Again, this is a serious and perhaps slightly disturbing story about social bullying. It illustrates that not all bullying is intentional, and that social ostracism can sometimes be more damaging than a physical assault.Generally, I write suspense/thrillers, so this story is very different from my usual genre. If you would like to use this story in your classroom, you could easily display it using your classroom computer. If you would rather, I would be happy to send you the word file so that you could more easily print it and the written response questions for your students. If you would like to have a word file, please visit my website at www.sdexter.com and use my contact form for your request.
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    The Patriot: A Short Story

      Sean Dexter
The Patriot: A Short Story

Set in small town Oklahoma at the height of the Cold War, a local private investigator is hired to investigate what a local man thinks might be a Russian spy ring. As the bodies start to pile up, the line between good and bad, patriot and traitor, begins to blur....Set in small town Oklahoma at the height of the Cold War, a local private investigator is hired to investigate what a local man thinks might be a Russian spy ring. As the bodies start to pile up, the line between good and bad, patriot and traitor, begins to blur....No one is what they seem to be, and no one can be trusted.
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