6 chapters / 15470 words

Approximately about 1 hour to read


Mirra Gianocci is just the the typical teenage immigrant.

It's 1908 and 16 year old Mirra has just arrived in the United States with her Italian family. She finds a job to help support her family at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. It doesn't pay much, but she'll get more then money; she'll find fire there, in all forms. The fire of friendship, the fire of love, the fire of standing up for something you feel strongly about, and the fire that involves a burning flame.

NOTE: I'm having the Italian parts edited it for me. When I first wrote the story, I was stuck using Google translate-my apologies for everything that's incorrect!



over 5 years ago Baffy Pie Crust said:

This is very good. I didn't read it all, but I will continue.


almost 6 years ago Daniel Luo said:


almost 6 years ago The Great Toepick said:

Please, publish the next chappie!!!!


almost 6 years ago The Great Toepick said:

Ah!!!! You have to finish it!!!



almost 6 years ago The Great Toepick said:

Great!! It reminds me of the book "Uprising". It's really good!!! (But you need the factory to catch on fire :D) I definitely do NOT read italian, and I think you need to remember we are kind of depending on you for it to make sense to us. :D Great work!! (And keep it up!)


over 6 years ago Casie Dennell said:

First of all, what a great historical event to base your novel around. Well... not great. Obviously. But you know what I mean. Just seeing "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory" made me want to read the story.

The prologue definitely sets up your story in an interesting way - HUGE SPOILER, obviously, but I think getting to peek at what's to come always gives the rest of the story more meaning. It's also a great way to grab the reader's attention - you got mine, anyway.

I like that you actually use Italian dialogue as well - it can get a little confusing at times, so you might want to work at clarifying what's being said a little more, and maybe switch to English for some of the more complicated sentences. I hope you're able to keep most of it in, though. It makes the whole story seem really authentic. :]