Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

          "Time to wake up, Eriya!" my alarm clock says cheerfully. I stand up and walk into the first sector. "On" I order it. The shower begins and one minute later my dresser has chosen the outfit for Friday. Same thing as yesterday except blue. I get in it and the vanity does my hair. Next is the check-up. I sit on the cold metal table for 5 minutes while the machine scans me to make sure I'm healthy. Since the only medicine I took was a vitamin, I'm in good shape. I go to the dining room and eat my specially made breakfast this morning, a blueberry muffin. The walls are blue and so is everything else in the house. My mother walks in. "Eriya, if you are ready go to the library and do brain-warm-ups. Todays the big test!" 

I go to the library. It's my favorite place in the whole house. Not just because I love reading, but because here things are different colors. There are red books on Tuesdays. Plain black books on Furfleday. This is one thing they won't color. I go to the brain-warm-up station and put in the ear-buds. "Welcome Eriya" it says after I scan my finger. I decide to do reading warm-ups. I get my average grade a B. I like to get Bs. I've tried doing the warm-up under my mother's name so I wouldn't get in trouble at school and got an A+. Drawing attention to myself would be illogical and an example of pride. Something I would be persecuted for. "Time to go!" the warm-up center says. Oh! Right! The air-train will be here in exactly one minute and nineteen seconds. I've got to go! I grab my blue backpack that I packed last night and walk out the door shouting a good-bye to my parents. 

When I get there my brother Daunte is sitting on a bench working out math problems on his tablet. I don't want to bother him so I go find my friends, Amistyc, Canna, and Abnelia. Amistyc is trying to calm down. She hates tests and needs to be in a peaceful state of mind before taking them so I won't stress her out. Canna and Abnelia are talking about the tests. I ask them how hard they think they'll be. They don't know. I don't either. None of us has an older sibling so we can't ask them. Besides, the test is very private and you can be persecuted for even talking about how long it is. The blue air-train arrives, and we get on. I sit in the back with my friends like always. Two minutes later we are all in our classrooms. 

My first test is math. I'm good at geometry and algebra, but horrible at everything else so this won't be so easy. I get my test and close the sound proof curtain. This prevents cheating and distraction. There are four questions. Number One: Circle the right triangle. Easy! B. Number Two: Mlana had 31 apples. She met up with a study group of 5 friends. 1 friend did not want an apple. Mlana wants to give one person an extra apple. How many apples will everyone except the person getting the extra apple get? I blanked out. 

One LONG hour later I took the history test. In the ten hours of school (today was shortened) I took the reading (easy), then science, then spelling, then English test. I was given an envelope at the end of the day I was told not to open until I got home. Everyone on the air-train was so nervous I didn't talk to anyone. When we got home our parents weren't there. Our day was shortened but theirs was not. They still had one hour before they would be home. I went to my room to see what was on television. Nothing. They were still playing the little kids shows for the day cares. 

I decided to research the selection more. I didn't know much about it. Our parents never let us go or watch it on television. All I know is that our society chooses 30 individuals to go to the scary country of America in order to show us what we have is great. The individuals will send back letters and parents will read them publically. I heard one once. It was horrible. I decided not to research it. The selection was tomorrow. No need to stress out about it. 

Plopping down on the sofa, I choose a random book and start reading it. The Hunger Games. Sounds interesting. An hour later I finish the book. It sounds a lot like the selection. "We're home!" my parents call from the kitchen. "Daunte, Eriya let's see your scores!"

Chapter 1

Yo "Time to wake up, Eriya!" my alarm clock says cheerfully. I stand up and walk into the first sector. "On" I order it. The shower begins and one minute later my dresser has chosen the outfit for Friday. Same thing as yesterday except blue. I get in it and the vanity does my hair. Next is the check-up. I sit on the cold metal table for 5 minutes while the machine scans me to make sure I'm healthy. Since the only medicine I took was a vitamin, I'm in good shape. I go to the dining room and eat my specially made breakfast this morning, a blueberry muffin. The walls are blue and so is everything else in the house. My mother walks in. "Eriya, if you are ready go to the library and do brain-warm-ups. Todays the big test!" 

I go to the library. It's my favorite place in the whole house. Not just because I love reading, but because here things are different colors. There are red books on Tuesdays. Plain black books on Furfleday. This is one thing they won't color. I go to the brain-warm-up station and put in the ear-buds. "Welcome Eriya" it says after I scan my finger. I decide to do reading warm-ups. I get my average grade a B. I like to get Bs. I've tried doing the warm-up under my mother's name so I wouldn't get in trouble at school and got an A+. Drawing attention to myself would be illogical and an example of pride. Something I would be persecuted for. "Time to go!" the warm-up center says. Oh! Right! The air-train will be here in exactly one minute and nineteen seconds. I've got to go! I grab my blue backpack that I packed last night and walk out the door shouting a good-bye to my parents. 

When I get there my brother Daunte is sitting on a bench working out math problems on his tablet. I don't want to bother him so I go find my friends, Amistyc, Canna, and Abnelia. Amistyc is trying to calm down. She hates tests and needs to be in a peaceful state of mind before taking them so I won't stress her out. Canna and Abnelia are talking about the tests. I ask them how hard they think they'll be. They don't know. I don't either. None of us has an older sibling so we can't ask them. Besides, the test is very private and you can be persecuted for even talking about how long it is. The blue air-train arrives, and we get on. I sit in the back with my friends like always. Two minutes later we are all in our classrooms. 

My first test is math. I'm good at geometry and algebra, but horrible at everything else so this won't be so easy. I get my test and close the sound proof curtain. This prevents cheating and distraction. There are four questions. Number One: Circle the right triangle. Easy! B. Number Two: Mlana had 31 apples. She met up with a study group of 5 friends. 1 friend did not want an apple. Mlana wants to give one person an extra apple. How many apples will everyone except the person getting the extra apple get? I blanked out. 

One LONG hour later I took the history test. In the ten hours of school (today was shortened) I took the reading (easy), then science, then spelling, then English test. I was given an envelope at the end of the day I was told not to open until I got home. Everyone on the air-train was so nervous I didn't talk to anyone. When we got home our parents weren't there. Our day was shortened but theirs was not. They still had one hour before they would be home. I went to my room to see what was on television. Nothing. They were still playing the little kids shows for the day cares. 

I decided to research the selection more. I didn't know much about it. Our parents never let us go or watch it on television. All I know is that our society chooses 30 individuals to go to the scary country of America in order to show us what we have is great. The individuals will send back letters and parents will read them publically. I heard one once. It was horrible. I decided not to research it. The selection was tomorrow. No need to stress out about it. 

Plopping down on the sofa, I choose a random book and start reading it. The Hunger Games. Sounds interesting. An hour later I finish the book. It sounds a lot like the selection. "We're home!" my parents call from the kitchen. "Daunte, Eriya let's see your scores!"

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