The Sixtieth Floor (Original/Draft 1/Unedite...
The Sixtieth Floor challenge is a fight for your life. If you win, you win fame, power, and you'll be set for life. If you lose... you're dead. Anyone can try it, but what would really force someone to?
Clarissa Maynes, an upper city rich girl, is doing everything she can to hold the quickly crumbling remains of her family together, but while she does this, she might just tear it apart further. After losing her brother to a strange academy, and then her father to a tragic 'accident,' she, her mother, and her unborn little brother, are running out of options and sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
Hayden lives in the lower ring (the slums of society) with his younger sister, Celestine, a young girl who would never survive without him. But when he is betrayed by a jealous member of his 'gang' he finds himself and the rest of his group facing charges as terrorists. They can face a firing squad for their 'crimes' or they can take The Challenge.
When the two are thrown into the challenge together, mixed with a few unexpected allies as well as enemies, they'll have to use each other's strengths to fight their way to the top.
Distopian Novel- since it wasn't exactly an option on genera.
This version of the story is completed, but there is a new draft I'll be writing coming soon. If you just want the story- have at it here, if you would like to read as I go along, check out "The Sixtieth Floor (Rewrite)" After it is completed, I will be pulling this version entirely.