Fat Girl Thin

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is an attempt to write a novel through poetry. Any constructive feedback would be more than welcome.

Cover image: pixabay.com.

Table of Contents

"We Know You're Going To Make Us Proud"

“We Know You’re Going To Make Us Proud!” Mom speaking while Dad nods his head in agreement. Even Helen, three years... Read Chapter

My Mistake

My Mistake. It doesn’t take me very long to realize that I left the house way, way too early. In my need to mak... Read Chapter

The Rules Had Been Reassuring

The Rules Had Been Reassuring when I’d read through them, signing my name to say that I had understood each and every one o... Read Chapter

Last One Off

Last One Off the bus and no sooner are my feet on the ground than the door hisses closed. For a moment I fear m... Read Chapter

There's Something About

There’s Something About having us all gathered in one place that makes my panic calm. It looks to me like there are as many... Read Chapter

I'm Glad

I’m Glad that once my feet are back on the solid ground of the side-walk, there are not so many steps that must be take... Read Chapter

It Was

It Was far from being the only time that I drew unwelcome attention to myself that first week. Nor was it the onl... Read Chapter

My New Neighbour

My New Neighbor was so cool! He not only looked fantastic, but it turned out that we had so much in common. We li... Read Chapter

All My Worries

All My Worries had been for nothing because, honestly, I could say with hand on heart that I loved my time in school. ... Read Chapter

I Might Be

I Might Be a lot of things, but I wasn’t stupid and I wasn’t blind. I could hardly be unaware of how different ... Read Chapter

"What's Wrong?"

"What’s wrong?" Helen asks. It’s obvious that she has picked up on the tension between us, and I’m not goin... Read Chapter

I Can't Put It Off

I Can’t Put It Off any longer. I’m going to have to find the nerve to take a look, but first I’ll let my finger... Read Chapter

Alone In My Room

Alone In My Room I let my anger consume me. I HATE them! I hate them all! Why couldn’t they see things through my e... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Sue Harris

Once I became used to the format, I really got into the story, Hully. You reeled me in... I'm hooked!

Mon, July 20th, 2020 7:42pm


Thanks, Sue. I hope to write the second chapter today.

Tue, July 21st, 2020 1:27am

Mike S.

A fine FGT, Hull

Mon, July 20th, 2020 9:27pm


Thanks, Mike. This is going to be my attempt at writing a novel completely in free verse. Wish me luck, 'cause I'm going to need it.

Tue, July 21st, 2020 1:32am

Jobe Rubens

That's what I like to see - EXPLORING NEW FORMATS - our craft should incorporate elements of graphic design. We have to push the medium into the future. WELL DONE!!!

Tue, July 21st, 2020 8:20am


Thanks, Jobe. I'm going to try for a full length novel but... At least for this I've got past experience to draw on - only to some extent though.

Tue, July 21st, 2020 1:37am


I really enjoyed the 3 poems, you took me there into you even though guys a have a bit of a stretch feeling the girl stuff.

Tue, August 25th, 2020 6:18pm


Thanks so much for giving this a read.

Wed, August 26th, 2020 11:52am


I really liked how you increased the size of the font for the first lines - it was like a title that rolled into the rest of the lines and it really helped to set the tone of the piece. Even though they were poems, they read like a 'story' narrative; I think the run-on and varied length lines helped to create the tense, panicked atmosphere. I remember doing the same thing the day before secondary school started (and college, I haven't changed a bit xD), so I could really relate to the girl's worries and anxiousness. Really good job with this :)

Sat, September 12th, 2020 2:20pm


Thanks so much for the encouragement.

Sun, September 13th, 2020 3:34am

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