About the Editor
Ali is a high school student who enjoys reading and writing. In her spare time, she also enjoys acting, singing, dancing, playing the piano, and hanging out with her friends. Ali aspires to publish a book in the near future. Please contact her with any questions!
Ali is currently a writer on the e-book community Wattpad under the username writeforfun. Independent of Wattpad, she's working on a fantasy story. An excerpt is below. Additional writing samples from that book are available upon request.
Keeping my head bowed, I handed Alice the robe, trying not to let my skin brush hers for fear she would yell at me. I knew that she believed that I should not touch her skin, for it would be bad for people of such different ages to mix, let alone due to the fact that I was not as important as her and did not hold any status in her eyes.
“My beauty, you will be meeting with the next Prince in half an hour. I expect you will be fully ready by then. I have sent for your escorts and for your beauticians to arrive any minute now. This one too must fall for your charm. You are simply beauty, nothing more. All you are is beautiful. Nothing more, nothing less.”
“Of course Alice.”
“Repeat it!” She yelled, getting angry, then her face visibly calmed after a few seconds of deep breathing. “Repeat it, my beauty.”
“All I am is beautiful. Nothing more, nothing less.” I acquiesced. I kept my face straight, but inside I had already burst into tears. To hear myself say those words was worse than anything Alice could say. She knew it too. She had planned to wait until I thought she was going to be nice, and then make me say it.
What hurt most is that I knew it was true.