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This is the story of a young boy who gets manipulated by his estranged uncle into attempting to murder his sister. He goes through many ups and downs as he tries to navigate his feelings about his parents’ deaths, his relationship with his sister and getting away with attempted murder of his sister.
Shreya is a 14-year-old school kid who enjoys making her characters suffer. She mostly writes fantasy, but occasionally (like this occasion) writes about the real world. In her spare time she enjoys reading books and hanging out with her brother. She is looking forward to writing more stories in the future.
Over the course of 2023, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a fully realised novella. This is one of the novellas produced in these workshops.
This project was also made possible thanks to the support of a group of generous donors:
Caroline Beecham & John Lydon
Bernadette Brennan & Justin Gleeson
Deena Shiff & James Gillespie
Kim E Anderson
This publication would not have been possible without the unstinting support of the editorial and production teams at Penguin Random House. Thanks also to our all-round fantastic Story Factory volunteers. Finally, massive thanks to our typesetters, Midland Typesetters and Post Pre-press, and our printer, Griffin Press.