Shortly after their admittance to the NYU Langone hospital for what began as unexplained dizziness, Dom turns 18, and they are confronted by reality cloaked in black fur.
Dominique Dawes is a 17-year-old high school senior who was born in Florida but raised in the Grand Cayman Islands. After immigrating to New York at 10, her teachers immediately recognized her for her writing potential and her strong leadership skills. After years of writing stories and poems while taking honors courses and advanced placement courses, she eventually recognized her love for writing. Now Dominique hopes to further pursue her dream of writing and owning a publishing firm after she finishes college, which she begins this fall.
The pieces I wrote this year were written when my memory was terrible, but surprisingly I remember the majority of what I wrote. The journey that led to this win deserves to be documented for me to look back on.
Olive starts Valentine’s day expecting a fulfilling day with her best friend, Comet. However, her day quickly changes trajectory when unforeseen circumstances arise.