floppy bow

I was always the good girl. My hair was always smoothed back with a satin headband or tied back with a big floppy bow. I would wear cardigan sweaters and pleated skirts to school and a sweet smile on my face at home. I never talked back in class and my homework was always turned in on time. I didn’t make a mess, I didn’t make a fuss, and I didn’t make enemies. Oh, sure, I was teased, but it wasn’t like I was one of those kids who couldn’t walk three steps without being bullied. I helped clean up messes that weren’t mine and I always laughed at jokes even if they weren’t funny. People liked me.

I was the good girl. I was never the best girl, never the most popular girl, but I was never the bad girl, either. I was just me: Irina Smith. Which is why I have to say that I was a bit surprised when I found out my parents had both been supervillains.

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School For Supervillains, Chapter 1: “My Parents Were The Worst”

Hey all! I am going to be sharing a YA novel in serialized form on Medium this year. Today, Chapter 1 and an “About” page were published. On Thursday, I’ll share Chapter 2, and next Tuesday, you’ll get Chapter 3 (and that’s when I BLAST PEOPLE WITH ALL THE EMAILS AND SELF-PROMOTION) .After that, there will be at least one new chapter a week until the whole thing is finished.

I’ve been working on this project for a long time and I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way. I especially want to give a shout out to maritzalugo since she made so much beautiful and awesome art for the story. 

If you like it, please share it. If you don’t like it, keep it to yourself. Oh, and if I drunkenly told you spoilers, please keep them to yourself.