Rita is a Year 8 student from Melbourne, Australia. She enjoys the simple things in life, nothing more than reading a good book while sipping a mug of hot chocolate on a rainy day. She often finds herself immersed in thought, with story ideas occasionally finding their way through to nestle in her head. She aspires to become a musician while writing novels as a hobby, and this short story sprouted from an idea that she had while reading a magazine about masquerade balls. This is her first published story.