Parallelogram and Square pushed past Trapezoid. “Get your ugly, lopsided face out of our way,” shouted Square.

“Leave him alone,” said Rhombus, “I don’t know why you two idiots always think you’re so special.”

“Because we’re perfect! Look at us!”

“Well,” said Isosceles Trapezoid, rolling her eyes. “I think you’re perfectly boring. And nobody ever liked a Square.”

“Shut up, you weirdo,” said Square. “Your face is like the side of a skate park ramp.”

Rectangle looked at Kite and shook his head.

“Same old drivel,” said Kite. “When will they realize we all just have four sides.”

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    2 years ago

    Wonderfully unique take on what it means to be different! Great learning story for children, with a dual educational gift. We hope readers are sharing this one with children and grandchildren.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    Wow. I enjoy reading this story. It was fun and educational. My kids will surely love this.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    2 years ago

    Cecil, this was fun to read, but also reminded me of how cruel people can be to each other, simply because someone might look or sound different. I especially liked the last line. Well done!

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    2 years ago

    I love this Cecil, it’s fun and quirky. It would make a great bedtime story for children. Not only are they learning to live with other peoples differences, but also learning the names of the different four sided shapes. Good job. I don’t know if you are interested in extending it, maybe to include different shapes, but there is a 500 word bedtime story competition running at the moment:

    Andrea Piña
    Andrea Piña(@andrea-pina)
    2 years ago

    I really liked reading this. I honestly couldn’t help but smile. It kinda reminds me of how we humans tend to focus on our differences and not the similarities, that in most cases, are right in front of us. I wish the word limit was a little higher. I’m very curious as to what rectangle would’ve said in response to kite.

    Eric Radcliffe
    Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
    2 years ago

    Well Cecil, I love the Angle you put on this story, very imaginative and funny too. Well done.

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    2 years ago

    This is a very funny, entertaining and educational story, Cecil. As other readers have pointed out, it would be a good children’s story to teach them the meaninglessness in bullying those who look different.

    Daisy Blacklock
    Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
    2 years ago

    This is a very entertaining story Cecil. It shows how cruel people can be when you are just being unique. In our world today it gives the message that in the end we are all just human, no matter what we look like.

    Sandra James
    Sandra James(@sandra-james)
    2 years ago

    Ah, the memories of Maths class; I wish I’d had this to chuckle over way back then. Very clever and a great ending. As the Voice-Team said, it will be a great learning story for children and I will be sure to share it with my grandson who is learning about shapes this year 🙂

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