(or How I ended up in Bullies Anonymous)
by Robert Lubrican
Copyright 2014 Robert Lubrican
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This book is dedicated to Mia. She was important to me, and I miss her. I wish she was still in my life. I hope that, wherever she is, she has everything she dreamed of having ... and deserves.
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I stood at the podium uncomfortably, looking at the twenty or so faces looking back at me from the people sitting in folding chairs in the basement of a church.
"Hello," I said. "My name is Bob."
"Hi, Bob," said about half of the people.
"And I'm a bully," I went on, dutifully.
"We know," came a single voice from the crowd. It was under his breath, and I couldn't tell who had said it. None of the people around him gave him away either, but one woman about six seats away glanced to her right.
In any case, I didn't try to figure out who it was. It was a Bullies Anonymous meeting, after all, and to take it out on the little sonofabitch who had popped off like that would sort of defeat the purpose of the gathering. I mean it would be like having a drink at an AA meeting, you know?