At QACI we love to learn and find
inspiration from our students. Join us as we spend 5 minutes on the
couch with Year 12 student Edith Firkin.
What are you passionate about?
I have always been passionate about writing. I started writing as soon as I could hold a pen. I wrote poems and short stories. Nowadays I write Fan Fiction and have written over 400 short stories of about 100 – 200 words. I have a site people can visit on Archive of our Own: https://archiveofourown.org/ - I go under the pseudonym Small Red Robin 13.
I mostly write for myself and if someone makes a positive comment about my work I feel really good. Especially if the messages, in my story, helped them in someone way.
Who is your role model?
Women in the 1960s who used writing to give women a voice inspire me. I also look up to Neil Gaiman – a well-known published author. He started off writing Fan Fiction too.
What is one of the favourite things in your room?
It has to be a photo of my mother on her wedding day. She just looks so beautiful.
What super-power would you like?
I would love to be able to teleport. It is not a 'flashy' super-power but it would certainly be useful in day-to-day life.
Remembrance - a poem by Edith Firkin
I scratched the name of my enemy
Into the wood.
So I wouldn’t get in trouble for wanting
A piece of me
To stay behind.
But now I am gone.
And my enemy’s name
Is the only evidence
That we were ever
By Edith Firkin