“Whether it is playing the piano, painting pictures, photography, or writing stories inspired by my dreams, I’ve always had a creative nature and an obvious love of the arts. I still play the piano, support the theatre, and do all sorts of artistic things, but my real passion lies with creative writing. When the world felt like it was collapsing, so did my heart and soul. I found refuge in reading a lot of books which was when a fire was ignited in me for all things literary, in reading and writing. Writing became a haven to let my mind find peace, and conjecture worlds of joy. Recently I have started writing book reviews for the Martin County Library System.” Ashley is a student at Martin County High School.