My daughter is 9 and has a gmail account. I have it set up so that all her mail comes to my inbox too, so I can keep an eye on things (she knows this and it was one of the conditions of her getting her own email account). Apparently, her cousin, a boy who just turned 8, asked her to ghostwrite his novel (LOL). So she is. This is the first chapter.
I don't want to make a big deal out of it since it really seems like they're being creative and making a character, not crying out for help or anything. But part of me just can't shake being freaked out that an 8 and a 9 year old are writing about suicide. Would this freak you out?My Suicide-ish Life
Every day I dream of punching small animals. I`m serious. But that`s not all to my terrible "I wish that I could commit suicide" life. I have tried to kill myself a few times. But just about no one knows that because I was trying (and apparently succeeded) to make it look like I was skydiving. You see, it`s the fact that I want to commit suicide that makes me a "somebody." I just can`t seem to fit in with anybody else any other way. I have no friends, no family. I`m just a lonely, fourteen year old guy - with no girlfriend - who wants to commit suicide. Yup. That`s me.
You see, the other fact about me is that I am clearly invisible and inaudible. Not physically, but a sort of person who doesn't stand out.
My cousin, for example, is a kind of kid who stands out because he is dorky, weird, and under-weight. He stands out, at least.
But I am not like that. I am one of those guys who is basically a snail.