15th June, 2020
Piper-Mae entered a writing competition for Young NZ Writers, it was called write-off-line scary tales., It was a competition for secondary students proposed by English teacher, Mrs Davis-Nicol. Piper-Mae wrote a short story ‘Amen’, an idea based on her own sleep paralysis experience. The story was about a 12-year old girl who had too many questions for god.
All finalists have their stories collected into an anthology of NZ secondary school writing. Piper-Mae was notified by Young NZ Writers to advise she was one of the finalists and that the winner would be contacted separately to tell them.
“Even if I’m not the winner, I’m happy about the feedback from them” a delighted Piper-Mae said.