Some things DON’T need to be said aloud (but I’m doing it anyway)

Writing

So, I wrote a really terrible YA horror novel when I was around 12 or 13. [Okay, confession: I was 12 AND 13, ’cause it took me a year to write it.] The whole thing was the result of consuming too many R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike novels, though I have no regrets.

Ten years later, I read a chapter from it at a session of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. AND! Luckily for me, the incomparable Laura Godfrey recorded the whole thing.

Now, luckily for you, I’ve decided to post it here. Enjoy!

Child of Evil: Chapter 15 by 12/13-year-old Zalina Alvi

P.S. Please remember that I wrote this as a child. Please.