Mayra Gallant || Writer || Hayley Williams
Before: Mayra was that awkward kid that no one talked to during lunch. She was “that” kid who skipped out on all the school dances and only answered questions if she was called on. And introvert in every sense of the word, Mayra was reserved, but in that, there was a festering and boiling. She wanted to become something. She wanted to be famous and popular and so much more than what she had been restricted to because of the closemindedness of her classmates. A freshman in a public college, she began work on her novel. And so she took wings. Mayra’s natural talent for writing was revealed, and soon she spent even more time than she already did locked up in her room, writing and writing and writing. Which was exactly why no one missed her.
After: When she woke up in the island, Mayra was surprisingly calm. She was alone, which wasn’t new. However, she didn’t work well in groups, and would often only get one or two words out when more than just her and one other person were talking. If anything, her attitude from before the island magnified, even though she didn’t know why or how she was that way, she just was. So that’s what she did— that’s how she lived day to day on the island. Below the radar, quiet, unexpected, and sneaky.