R.H. Tyrrel

Overcast by R.H. Tyrrel

Dyson Vadas is back for senior year and Leia Valerious is fuming. 

Because Dyson is dangerous.  

Leia has not forgotten the attack on Kaye in 8thgrade. Without enough evidence to convict, charges were dropped and Kaye’s parents moved her across the country. Dyson’s elusive parents moved him too. 

But now, Dyson is back, charming the student body with his half mouthed smile. Dyson, who never eats, never tires, and always smells strongly of sunscreen. And now Leia is stuck with Dyson in not one, or two, but three classes. To Leia’s dismay, and against her protests, Dyson keeps inserting himself into her life. 

Armed with rage, determination, and her best friend Venus, Leia struggles to find the courage to stand up to Dyson and prove Dyson is more than what he seems. 

Midwestern public school can be the 9thcircle of hell or a funky pop song experience depending on the people. Growing up in the early 2000’s and frustrated by society’s justice system, I craved a story where the monster, literally and figuratively is not given any sympathy or romantic musings from the heroine. 

I hold a double BFA in Creative Writing and Acting from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 2011. Previous Publications include, Anything But Ladylike, Quite Shorts 2011, Uprooted,Poetry on Buses 2014, Blue Paint, Seattle Fringe Festival 2016, and co-author The Fog Machine Play, 2017, produced by Copious Love Productions. 

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