While I haven’t been able to forgive the person nor fully move on, this poem acts as a goal of mine: feeling prideful and unashamed about what happened.
Shamu Ward is an aspiring writer and artist from Bronx, New York. She’s currently a senior in high school but is aspiring to become a novelist. In her free time, she writes and draws—when her cat lets her.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Hiromu Arakawa, Naoko Takeuchi, Rumiko Takahashi
I think the best way to understand my work is to put yourself in my character’s shoes. I always make sure to make my characters feel real despite their fantasy setting and try to have them behave as humane as possible. No character is truly good or evil. I think I’m doing so, I’ve grown as a person and have made so many discoveries about myself through my writing! Finally, I think what makes my work so unique is that each character directly relates to me or something that’s happened to me.
A poem that follows the feelings of the main character of my (w.i.p.) novel.
This piece is a short story about my character, Princess Amantdeiylaia. It’s her 15th birthday, and an old friend pays her a visit. But is his presence welcomed?
A short story that follows the feelings of the main character of my WIP novel.
The excerpt is about an alien princess who is ostracized from the outside world and is forced to be isolated by her controlling grandmother.