In a dystopian future America, the third great depression drives a desperate teenager to an unconventional job interview for the mysterious company, Life Improvement Inc. And what she finds out about the company is…unexpected.
Avelina Kiyome Sanchez
Avelina Kiyome Sanchez is a senior in high school from New York City. She is the creator and writer of the audio drama Life Improvement Inc., which you can find on all listening platforms. Avelina also runs the blog 100percentmixed.com, sharing her journey of being a mixed-race teen. You can find one of her articles published in the magazine Mixed Asian Media. Avelina is a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Key and Honorable Mention recipient for various short stories. Other than writing, Avelina loves acting, singing and math. She’s also a fan of bubble tea, cats and true crime.
While creating my work I wanted to write in various genres and show different and unique perspectives. I consider writing a great way to express myself, so there are definitely pieces of me in all of my characters and stories. While writing this year, I challenged myself to stretch my creativity and write in genres and styles I wasn’t used to. I believed that I did accomplish this goal, and as a result was able to grow a lot as a writer through the projects I created in Girls Write Now.
The Watchtower, an Excerpt
Two Japanese American twelve-year-olds in World War II relocation centers, hatch a plan of escape. But something unexpected happens on the day they plan to leave.