Stories of Bullying: Pippy versus Big Betty Barry

by Amber-Dawn Rische-Nicholas
(Nashville, TN, USA)

Stories of Bullying: Scared


"Hurry up and get ready for school, Pippy," said Mom.

"I feel sick," said Pippy. "May I stay home?"

Mom felt Pippy's head. "You don't have a fever. I think you're just fine."

Pippy groaned.

"What the matter? Afraid of Big Betty Barry?" said Suzie, sticking her head in the door to Pippy's room. "She's gonna whoop you if you don't take it back."

"I was just joking when I said Big Betty Barry loves Derrick Airy," said Pippy.

"You didn't just say it," said Suzie. "You sang it in the cafeteria-Big Betty Barry loves Derrick Airy, Big Betty Barry loves Derrick Airy-and everyone laughed."

"Well it's true," said Pippy. "Big Betty stares daggers into everyone, but she turns bright red and looks at the ground when she see's Derrick. That's the sign of a major crush."

"Yeah, well it was really dumb to pick on the school bully," said Suzie. "And she's double mad because you're only in third grade and she's in fourth. She looks REALLY bad now. And to make it worse, I'm in Big Betty's class, and she's gonna make me pay just because I'm your sister."

Pippy wished she was braver. And she wished she had never made fun of Big Betty.


On the Bus

The big yellow school bus pulled up. Pippy felt faint when she saw Big Betty Barry's face peering through the window at her.

"The seat right behind the bus driver is open," said Suzie. "She can't kill us in front of him."

Pippy dove into the empty seat and Suzie squeezed in next to her. Just then Pippy heard a voice behind her say,

"Move over."

Pippy cringed. She knew who the voice belonged to. The two boys behind Pippy and Suzie jumped out of their seats and ran for the back. Pippy felt a tug on her ponytail. She turned around. She was face to face with Big Betty Barry.

"Thought you could escape me, did you, Pip Squeak?" said Big Betty with a laugh. "I'm gonna smoosh your face against this window until it's flat as a pancake."

"You don't scare me, Big Betty Barry," said Pippy.

"You're scared and you know it," said Big Betty.

"You're just mad because everyone knows you love Derrick Airy," said Pippy.

"Shut up, Pippy!" cried Suzie. "You're gonna get us killed."

Big Betty's eyes burned like fire.

"You little-" she yelled, but before she could finish Pippy started singing as loud as she could.

"Big Betty Barry loves Derrick Airy, Big Betty Barry loves Derrick Airy."

Everyone on the bus started laughing and Big Betty's face turned as red as an apple.

"You're going to pay for this, pip squeak," said Big Betty. She shook her fist at Pippy and ran to the back.

"Wow! Did you see Big Betty's face?" said Suzie. "You sure have guts, Pippy."



Who Knew?

The lunch bell rang. Pippy kept her eyes peeled for Big Betty as she walked down the hall. Suddenly the door to the girl's bathroom swung open. Big Betty was just coming out. She glared at Pippy and made an ugly face.

"After school behind the gym," said Big Betty. "Be there or else."

Pippy shuttered.

"D-d-don't worry," said Suzie at the lunch table. "I'll go with you."

Just then Derrick Airy sat down next to Pippy. Derrick looked around and then whispered.

"You said Big Betty Barry loves me."

"Well, she didn't actually say that," said Pippy, "but I can tell she has a crush on you."

"Really?" said Derrick. "You really think she likes me?"

Pippy and Suzie looked at each other and nodded.

"Well I kind of like her too," said Derrick.

The sister's mouths dropped open. Pippy quickly thought of a plan.

"Hey Derrick, meet me behind the gym as soon as school is over," she said.

"What for?" asked Derrick.

"I'm meeting Big Betty Barry out there. I'll tell her you like her too," said Pippy.

"Okay," said Derrick, "but don't tell any of my friends. They'll kill me for liking a girl."



The Almost Fight

School was out. Pippy pinched herself to make sure this was real. She was really going to meet the meanest girl in school behind the gym. She crossed her fingers for luck. This has to work, she thought. Suzie went with her. There was Big Betty Barry with three of her mean friends. Big Betty's arms were crossed across her chest.

"So you decided to show up after all?" Big Betty said. "Well you're gonna be sorry you ever tried to pick on me."

Pippy looked around. Derrick was nowhere to be seen. He better show up or I'm dead meat, she thought.

"Girls, show little Miss Pip Squeak-third grader who's boss," said Big Betty to her friends.

The other girls laughed and started towards Pippy. Just then Suzie yelled out.

"Wait! He's here."

"Who's here?" said Big Betty.

"Derrick Airy!" cried Pippy.

"Why you little-" yelled Big Betty, but she stopped when she saw Derrick.

"He likes you too," gushed Pippy.

Big Betty blushed.

"Do you wanna go get some ice cream?" asked Derrick shyly.

"Sure-I mean, yeah," stammered Big Betty. She looked at Pippy. "I guess you're not so bad after all, Pip Squeak."

Big Betty Barry and Derrick Airy walked off holding hands.

Pippy breathed a sigh of relief. "Big Betty Barry isn't so scary after all," she said. "And that's the last time I'm gonna put up with being called 'Pip Squeak'."



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Jul 10, 2016
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All right
by: Minnie Mouse

It was a good story maybe make it longer and a bit more exiting like what happened when Big Betty Barry went off with Derek.

Jul 05, 2016
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nice
by: Anonymous

nice story thats a really cool one

Jul 04, 2016
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amazing and amazing and amazing
by: pippy@oipoip.@omuy,com

cool and amazing
introduction:
they used suspense. We didn't know much about Betty. It made me really want to keep on reading.

Rising Action:
So they started arguing on the bus. Then Pippy said"Betty loves Derrick."

So after school, they started arguing. I wanted to know that if she would get hurt.

Conclusion:
I have nothing to say about the conclusion.


May 25, 2016
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Bad
by: Anonymously

I found this story very kid Ish and a stupid. Especially the names.

May 13, 2016
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3 stars
by: ~PF~

I'm liked the story but the problem didn't really get solved because we never know if bid Betty was nice to pipi

Apr 06, 2016
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OUTSTANDING
by: Anisa caynab

This is a really good story and if i were you i would stand up for myself and never let anyone bully me.Well done Pippy and anyway Big Betty Barry would never get away with this if i was a school pupil there.

Apr 05, 2016
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wow!
by: Anonymous

please write more storys like that one I loved it

Mar 28, 2016
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I loved it
by: Christa

I think this story was good. You could of added more details and more parts. But overall this was a really good story. I also think the two main characters were both bullies. Also it could of had a better ending or so.like did they keep dating did they break up ,something like that.Also did the two main character become friends .Did big whatever become nice because she finally has true love in her life, or something. Ok that's all good job maybe I can right a story for you just give me a topic on what to write about.

Mar 21, 2016
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Puppy VS big Betty Barry
by: Maggie

Because it was funny for my kids😄

Feb 17, 2016
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good
by: Anonymous

I think it was really good but the part when derrick airy asks big betty barry for ice cream goes to fast.

Dec 21, 2015
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Good story
by: Anonymous

That story was cool but needed more action says my son James. My other son Travis says. It's cool story but both where bullies pippy teased big Betty. Myself (Dad) enjoyed the story and made my boys laugh. Thank you for the nice story!

Nov 12, 2015
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aswome
by: Anonymous

Rocked that story

Oct 25, 2015
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interesting
by: Leo (ireland)

I thought it was great,but I thought it could be a bit funnier.

Oct 05, 2015
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hhh
by: Anonymous

it deserves a WOW

Oct 05, 2015
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good story
by: Beautiful wolf

I really like your story I thought it really captured the inner emotion of a bully and a by stander.

Sep 08, 2015
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good
by: jessica

I love the story.

Sep 04, 2015
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brilliant
by: amy murray

that was the best story ever pip squeek and big betty Barry haha

Jul 20, 2015
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nice
by: lol

i liked your story it was really funny

Jul 01, 2015
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wow
by: Anonymous

it was great

Jun 22, 2015
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pippy vs big betty barry
by: Anonymous

pippy vs big betty barry , more like heroine vs pip squeak love bird

May 28, 2015
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piggy & derrick vs big betty barry
by: Anonymous

I think that betty barry should have a fight then derrick comes and sees what his doing then he helps piggy fight that would be sick init brath

May 09, 2015
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From Ms. Way
by: Ms. Way

I thought this was a story about how to turn a bad situation into a good situation.

Mar 19, 2015
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BIG FAN
by: Anonymous

I really liked your story at the start i was wondering about the title. Pippy vs Big Betty Barry and at first I thought it was going to be someone getting bulied but then i read on and I got the drift of the story. Loved it, It was very interesting and fun. Ilove all of your storys. Your my superstar.

Mar 10, 2015
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fine story
by: Anonymous

i liked it ,its a usual case in schools .

Mar 05, 2015
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names
by: Anonymous

why are you saying so complicated name it derrick sould be jeff or something

Feb 09, 2015
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good
by: Anonymous

I had fun reading it with my dad

Jan 06, 2015
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Stories
by: Booklover

That was a great story you should be proud

Dec 18, 2014
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the story
by: lamont

ill say its good but they could make more parts to it.

Nov 11, 2014
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Amazing
by: Freya

I think that Big Betty Barry should not of threatened pippy, but I also think Pippy was wrong to make fun of Betty. So I think they where both bullies in the end.

Oct 29, 2014
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pippa
by: I'm pawsome

this is a great story,this kind of happens in my life

Jun 19, 2013
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Awsome
by: Anonymous

Good story

May 14, 2013
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Pippy and Betty
by: Meijie

I love it do more please please please!!!

May 14, 2013
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Poppy and Betty
by: Meijie

Wow this is a nice store I like t and it is such a nice thing what pippy did!

Oct 24, 2012
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its ok
by: Anonymous

i really can't tell who's the bully and i think it needs more details like what happens to big betty and if pippy becomes good friends with betty

Apr 20, 2012
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why pippy
by: Anonymous

well I think pippy should not have yelled at the top of her longs big betty berry likes darry ariey
well nether should of big betty called pippy pip skweak and bulled her that relly was not so nice
and why could have not pipppys name have been pippy longstocking thats a cool name not that her name wasent cool or anything im just saying it cold have been pippy longstocking you know.

Oct 21, 2011
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about the story
by: Anonymous

very good story
but moral less

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