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Sore Loser

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Juana | 14 NSW


Perfect, sporty, always first, best, number one. That’s what they all call me because I always come first. Literally. I come first place in anything, you name it! Running, swimming, athletics, tennis and more!

Often, people from my school would ask me “Grace! How are you so perfect?” I always smile and say “Practice.” Anyway, enough about me! Next week is the cross country and I know I am going win this – again. It was Monday morning and the recess bell just rang. I came to class and sat next to Camilla, my best friend.

“Psst… Grace! Are you training for the cross country today?” Camilla asked.

I replied, “Of course I am.”

As soon as class ended, I headed home and did 50 push ups, 20 sit ups, 10 burpees, etc. What? Did you really believe me? No. I didn’t do any of these things, in fact, I just sat on my worn out couch and watched television all night. The truth is because… I cheat. That’s what I said. I don’t play fair, I’m not perfect and I absolutely loathe sport. Ew! I just like to win to get more recognition and popularity. The truth is, I used to be a good runner, but ever since I was in a fire accident, my breathing has gotten really bad and now I struggle every time I do sport. I hate that! I want to be me again. The true me who used to be able to win and run properly. That is basically why I cheat.

Anyway, today is the Cross Country. The day has finally come and I am going to win this as usual. I certainly assure I am going to win, duh because I cheat.

“On your marks! Get set! GO!!!” Shouted Coach!

I ran as fast as I could, which was only about 100 metres and soon got tired due to asthma. So everyone passed me, I quickly got on the bus and demanded the bus driver to take me to the finish line. The bus almost got there but then, I found my friend, It was Camilla!

“Well, well, well! What do we have here?” She said.

“Camilla, I can explain!”

“No need to!” She replied, “I know that you cheat Grace and it’s time to confess!”

I ignored Camilla and ran out of the bus and made it to the finish line and lost Camilla. I also came first. But don’t get me wrong, I feel so bad for betraying and lying to my friend. But anyways, the day was over.

I came to school the next day. Everyone was giving me dirty looks and calling me, “Cheater, loser, liar, etc.”

I knew it! Camilla has told everyone.

“Camilla! Why?” I said angrily.

“Consider it as a punishment for cheating, lying to everyone and your best friend,” shouted Camilla.

I knew I had to confess.

I proudly said, “I am sorry. I didn’t do the right thing, I cheated, lied and hurt everyone and I don’t deserve all these medals and trophies.”

So I took my awards and threw them all in the bin. I now realise it’s not all about winning, it’s about having fun and showing good sportsmanship. I never even thought about this before because I just wanted to win.

I changed and believe it or not, the year after, I played fairly. Camilla fell and hurt herself, but I stopped and helped her get to the finish line. With me!

Even though we were last. I didn’t care but because I did that, everyone cheered for us.

3 Responses

  1. Madi says:

    Awesome story and it is so true nothing comes out of cheating eventually you’ll get caught! Keep writing great stories!

  2. Saskia Fitzgerald says:

    Amazing story, and so true!!!

  3. Tessa Knight says:

    I really like . It has a good plot twist too!! 🙂

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