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8) "I think these people talking about me online really do know where I live.”

Danica Davidson
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Danica Davidson

“It’s called ‘cyberbullying,’” Maison said. “It’s like #bullying, but it’s done online. My mom gave me a talk about #cyberbullying awhile ago, and she told me #cyberbullies were just sad kids trying to get a rise out of me. She said I should ignore them. I haven’t told her about this, but now I’m starting to wonder if I should.”

“I don’t think it’s anything to worry about,” I said.

We’d run into some tough kids at Maison’s middle school. They were mean, but they never physically hurt us or anything. And after Maison saved their lives during the mob attack, they’d stopped being #bullies. Plus, it seemed to me those bullies were much more threatening than anyone typing on a computer.

“Zombies, giant spiders . . . those are scary,” I went on. “And you showed you could take care of them.”

“It’s not just this message board, though,” Maison said. “Any time there’s an article about me, I find them writing comments underneath. DestinyIsChoice123 and TheVampireDragon555. They’re following me online. And there’s something else. Did you see how DestinyIsChoice123 said that I wasn’t that good at baseball?”

“You’re great at #baseball,” I said.

“That’s not the thing,” Maison said. “How do they know I even play baseball? It doesn’t say that in any of the news reports. It’s not information I have online. If they know I play baseball . . . they must have seen me play at the school or at the park. I think they really do know where I live.”

I didn’t have an answer to that. But I said, “I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about. How about we go to our tree house in the Overworld and build some things?”

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An excerpt from ATTACK ON THE OVERWORLD: An Unofficial Overworld Adventure, Book Two by Danica Davidson.Get the paperback or ebook at the links below.