Shyla Dala

United States

Published Work

Novel Writing Competition 2019

​Bruised and Abused


By: Shyla D.
       It was a sunny day at Wallaway Fair. Fair day where we meet farm animals.
    Now I was excited and knew I wouldn’t be guilty because I am a vegetarian. It was a long two hours before I got there, but I arrived. The animals were so adorable and some were very happy. But one animal in particular caught my eye. A goat sitting in a corner facing a door inside his hut. It was closed so the goat couldn’t get in. 
      I walked over and the goat did not move. I tried to move where his face was so I could say “Hi”, but the goat got up and moved away like I was gonna hurt him, [The goat was clearly a boy]    
      I noticed he had a lot of bruises, and I didn’t think much of it, but he was sad and did not want to be touched or looked at.
     I was seriously...

Novel Writing Competition 2019

​Bruised and Abused


By: Shyla D.
       It was a sunny day at Wallaway Fair. Fair day where we meet farm animals.
    Now I was excited and knew I wouldn’t be guilty because I am a vegetarian. It was a long two hours before I got there, but I arrived. The animals were so adorable and some were very happy. But one animal in particular caught my eye. A goat sitting in a corner facing a door inside his hut. It was closed so the goat couldn’t get in. 
      I walked over and the goat did not move. I tried to move where his face was so I could say “Hi”, but the goat got up and moved away like I was gonna hurt him, [The goat was clearly a boy]    
      I noticed he had a lot of bruises, and I didn’t think much of it, but he was sad and did not want to be touched or looked at.
     I was seriously...