Young Author: Helen Dai

Hi Readers! I’m Helen and I’m 10 years old. I’m an avid reader and I’ve always been involved to reading the following genres: Mystery, Suspense, and Fantasy.
I have always cherished the Land of Stories series. It holds the Fantasy genre, which I adore and also, it is written by my favorite author, Chris Colfer.

Besides reading and writing, I also enjoy doing various types of contortions which I’m fairly great at indeed. I also love gymnastics, which is pretty similar to contortion. I am really flexible at both my legs and also my back. People used to joke that I have no spine, too!

As “Yellow Teeth” was my first novela, I learned a lot about how to make a story. I am proud about what I have done. It is more than 11,100 words but when you read it, it doesn’t look like so long.

I’m working on my second novel now. I have absolutely no doubt I can improve and write a better story! However, I do hope you’ll like “Yellow Teeth!”

 

Novella: Yellow Teeth

Words: 11,100

Date of publication: September 2019

Production time: Approx 30 Hrs

Several months of hard thinking including some weekends or after work school, Helen finally achieved her novella. She followed the rules of the thriller genre and dived into the killer’s head.

As Helen said, “Yellow Teeth” is my first ever novel. It is a simple story about a teenage boy named Conrad who is going through a whole series of murders and killing. As he makes murders, he finds it funnier and easier than he thought at first. It becomes an easy way for him to get money. But as any thriller and murderer’s stories, it never ends the way the killer wants.”

Helen adapted and improved simple facts into challenges and suspense where the main character takes all the place in the story. It’s a one voice story where all the other characters take the second role, including an impatient inspector.

 « Yellow Teeth » is a thriller, a deadly thriller in which people become simple cadavers

-Excerpt-

The morning came quickly. The sun was shining brightly and the day promised to be warm.

“Ahh, such a relaxing day. Bright sun, blue sky…” Conrad Tham said. “I never expected that murdering people was that simple. Like, how easily I managed to escape during the murder, and I didn’t even get caught!”

He got up from his bed and went to the bathroom. He continued his monologue.

“And intriguing, too.”

He took his toothbrush.

“What are you talking about, Conrad?” asked her mum.

“Oh! Good morning Mum, I didn’t know you were at home. How are you today?”

“I’m fine, and I guess it is useless to ask you how you are. You seem very happy this morning. It is quite unusual, isn’t it?”

Conrad stopped brushing his teeth and look fiercely at his mum.

“Did you know Mum, that killing people gives you benefit?”

The mum froze. She shivered, shook her head and left without adding anything.

 

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