Maria Brooks, Age 12
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is currently housed at Site-81, and should be stored in a humidity controlled room to prevent aging damage to SCP-XXXX. Requests have been made to install a video camera to monitor SCP-XXX but due to protests from the SCP, it is still pending approval. SCP-XXXX shows extreme distress upon contact with lab technicians, so under no circumstances should anyone try to write in or read through SCP-XXXX without permission from Dr. Wright. SCP-XXXX may be taken out of containment for short periods of time, upon approval from Assistant Director Ivers.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a hard-backed leather book with the word “Diary” written on the cover. The inside page states “This Diary Belongs To Maria Brooks, Age 12”. The anomalous nature of this object is that it appears to write itself. The first 104 pages of this diary describe events typical of a 12-year-old girl, such as going to school, hanging out with friends, etc. The diary appears to be written with a black ballpoint pen, but testing has yet to confirm this. Pages 105 and 106 are coated in thick layers of black and red ink, and the following 10 pages (107-116) are all filled with the same repeating sentence, “Cold. Dark. Scared. Hurt.” written over and over in the same ink. The specimen then begins to document its surroundings, writing ' █/██/2017 I woke up in an unfamiliar place. I can hear a soft breeze blowing through an open window. It appears to be a bedroom, though I have never seen one like it in my life.' It also generates a seemingly endless number of pages, so that there are always 20 blank pages after the current entry. Despite this, it never becomes any larger or heavier, staying at a thickness of 5 cm and a weight of 284 grams.

Recovery The book was found at the scene of a fire that had burned down a midwestern house in [REDACTED], Missouri. The book was the only thing that was unharmed from the fire and was found in perfect condition. Analysis of the scene shows that the fire originated from the same area where the book was found, and it's possible that it may have been what started it. One of the local fire and rescue teams had brought it to their house to try and give it to the family's relatives, and it was from his house we apprehended it.

Addendum: SCP-XXXX is consciously aware of its surroundings and able to hear and respond to questions asked by writing it out the diary. It calls itself Maria and otherwise believes that it is the author, often writing in a casual and carefree tone one would associate with a 12-year-old girl. SCP-XXX has been known to draw pictures as well as write but prefers the latter. It is still undetermined whether the object gained sentience and believes that the written words are its memories, if the girl unknowingly became a part of the diary and now uses the diary as a means of communication, or some other possibility. It is unaware of its condition, and under no circumstance should any person reveal this to them. Its field of vision is limited to what one would see from the book's location, and due to its inability to move expresses boredom if left alone. This has lead to requests to 'check out' SCP-XXXX for short periods of time.

The following is an excerpt from SCP-XXXX, photographed and included. This excerpt describes its first time out of containment.