This story is an absolutely wonderful sci-fi approach to understanding the life struggles of an awkward child. the sci-fi element is not obtrusive. It is only employed to make the story possible. The story is more about self-improvement, forgiveness and understanding than scientific wonders of any kind. I recommend you read this and allow it to inspire you to write a short story of your own.
It’s a 4 part story with links to the next part at the bottom of each page.