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Terra (aka Annie Fox)
October 29, 2013
During math today I got up to throw something in the trash and my BFF (Friend A) whispered to me, "Are you on your periods because there's a red spot on your jeans!" Shocked I ran to the bathroom and saw the "red spot" was the lipstick of my so-called Friend B. Earlier I saw her handing the lipstick to another girl who was standing near my chair. I didn't expect she'd put red lipstick in my chair so I'd sit in it.
What if someone else besides my BFF saw the red spot?! I already feel humiliated. My first thought was "What did I ever did to her?!" I would NEVER do that to her because we're all girls and I wouldn't want to make anybody feel bad. I am really scared Terra. Especially scared that my crush saw it and won't like me. Please send me your brilliant advice now, Terra!!!
I know it's almost Halloween and some people use it as an excuse to do some really "out there" stuff, but what happened to you is a really mean trick. I'm glad to hear that you'd "never" do something as mean as that to anyone. You should be proud of yourself because you're a kind, compassionate and trustworthy girl. More »
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