As a Runner for one of the last surviving groups of a global pandemic, seventeen-year-old Michaela Jameson spends most of her days searching for food and trying not to get bitten by the Virals that hunt in the dark. But when she learns her missing mother might be alive and searching for a cure, she’s determined to follow the trail–even if it means trusting a Viral and leaving her group behind. Embarking on a treacherous journey from Oklahoma to Florida, Mikie sets out with a Viral body count, a few friends, and the determination to put her small family back together. But is her mother really working toward a cure or something much more deadly?
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Eighteen-year-old Kay Morgan shouldn’t exist.
According to the Purist Coalition, no one incompletely human should. And Kay, an exo-mechanic with two Bionic arms, is no exception. So she flies under the Purists’ radar, mending people’s broken animals for just enough to keep her and her horse fed. When one of Kay’s amputees goes rogue and rabid, the town hunts for it’s creator-forcing Kay to flee before the Purists can fry her circuit boards.
Her journey westward lands her with a group of traveling Bionic musicians in need of a new mechanic. Life on the road consists of a slew of underground speakeasies, new friends, and a lulling sense of security. They have their near-misses-chased out of towns, the Purists hungry for the reward of catching a Scrap, and the annoyingly big-mouthed Connor Briggs who’s newer than new to what it means to be Bionic-but Kay calls it all home all the same. But things turn south when word of Kay’s monstrous abilities as a Bionic who can regift life catches up with them. The Bionic audiences are skittish, the Purists are bloodthirsty, and despite the troupe’s optimism the route will be fine, it’s anything but.
Grappling with the questions of why her stomach flips whenever she sees Connor, whether or not if it’s better to leave the troupe behind, and what makes someone human or inhuman, Kay struggles to stay both sane and alive with her newfound friends. But when the Purist movement pushes back, afraid of a Bionic uprising, Kay must make the ultimate decision of who she’s going to become: the monster they’ve made her out to be, or the human girl she yearns to remain.
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CROSSED HEARTS AND HARSHER THINGS (Sample Only)
SAMPLE ONLY. This is a very experimental piece for me, so I will NOT be posting the whole thing.
Harper Bosen and Myrne Gravers were best friends-brilliant, ambitious teens who recognized the talent and sharpness in each other. Harper could code her way into anything–except her father’s good graces. Myrne could charm his way out of anything–except his father’s grasp. Together, they were unstoppable. In their senior year, an internship at Gravers’ Tech sets the two on separate paths as Harper earns Gravers’ respect through her AI coding and Myrne feels his father’s control close in around him. But when Harper discovers the purpose of her research, things go horribly wrong.
Eight years later, Harper is invisible, hacking bank accounts and black marketing tech with her found-family of thieves. Myrne lives in the spotlight as the heir to a tech empire, but he’s determined to find Harper to stop the madness her research started. Armed with skills and secrets on both sides, and driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the former friends are on a crash course for reunion and revenge-but in a world of posh-dressed thugs and power-hungry thieves will either of them live long enough to see it?
This is marked MATURE for the reference to physical and emotional abuse and sexual trauma. Nothing is graphic or on-page but I realize these subjects may be triggering to certain readers.
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DIVINE (Updating Fridays)
Wattpad featured project 2013 - reposted
If there’s one thing Caddy’s good at, it’s not getting caught. But when a priceless diamond vanishes during a devastating sandstorm, staying under the radar becomes complicated for the young pickpocket. Her alibi is nonexistent after a mysterious boy–Twist–pulls her into the secret tunnels beneath the glass city. Now Service is yanking people off the streets for questioning, and the records point to Caddy and her brother, both skilled thieves.
When her brother is wrongly accused and arrested, Caddy attempts the impossible: breaking him out of prison. Teaming up with Twist the adrenaline junkie and his sloppy band of runaway boys doesn’t boost her confidence, but she’s desperate. And with her brother sentenced to execution for a crime he didn’t commit, she’s running out of options.
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