Title: 911 Short Story
Media: Book? / Real Life
Topic: American Girls / 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
URL: 911 Short Story
Critiqued by Addicted Reader
Hello, dear readers! Now that we’re done with the zombie Smurfs, we’re going to move on to something more serious*: the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
*may be 92% less serious than pictured on box
I found this gem in the American Girl fanfic section. I loved the American Girl books as a kid, and read them over and over. I always wanted to get one of the dolls and the matching dresses. I read the doll catalogs as closely and repeatedly as I read the books. My best friend had an American Girl doll. It was the coolest doll ever. I was deprived.
But moving on, I can hear you wondering, ‘But what does the American Girl franchise have to do with 9/11?’
That’s a great question, dear readers, and the answer may shock you: Absolutely nothing, at least in this story. But the story is a beautiful symphony of fail in so many ways that I’m going to riff it anyway.