By Riley Margosis

Creative Writing
St Mary Mackillop College - Year 12
“Child” is a story from the perspective of a Mother after her only child was an active school shooter before taking his own life. A year ago, a friend and I began planning out a story about a school shooter from his perspective and after my friend wrote it, entitled “Home”, I wrote two spin-offs. The first from the perspective of the girl the shooter had once loved, “Him”, and the second, from the perspective of the shooter’s mother after he committed these actions. Because nothing is more heartbreaking than thinking about how a mother would react to the revelation that her child killed others, than himself.