Prince Nameless, a creative non-fiction short written by award-winning PEI author Patti Larsen, is the first in a series of digital Fierce Shorts that will be published monthly by Fierce Ink Press.
A blend of fiction and non-fiction, Prince Nameless takes the reader back to the author’s junior high days, where first love hits her hard and makes her question everything about herself.
“While I could say I wrote my Fierce Short for the personal catharsis,” Larsen says, “it wouldn’t be true. In my work, I focus on empowering teens of every age through connections with my characters, showing them they don’t have to be perfect, ordinary, just like everyone else. And while no one wants a broken heart, the rewards of moving on outweigh rejection from any Prince Nameless.”
Part of the proceeds of the sales of Prince Nameless will go towards The Adventure Group, a non-profit organization based in PEI that strives to works with “young people and to explore the gifts each young person brings to the community in which they live”.
Fierce Shorts is a digital imprint of Fierce Ink Press featuring creative non-fiction shorts by some of the best authors on the East Coast of Canada. Based on the “It Gets Better” campaign, these shorts aim to show teens that they are not as isolated as they sometimes feel, and that others have dealt with similar issues and have made it through.