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Beauty for Sale

Beauty for Sale

5.1K Reads 74 Votes 5 Part Story
SarahoftheOpera By SarahoftheOpera Updated Feb 19, 2011

The year is 2062, and "Earth" as we know it, is gone. The apocalypse that was supposed to occur in 2012 never happened. Prior to December 2012, the world was sent into chaos and destruction. During that time, many false prophets arose and demanded that families sacrifice the women and the children. This left Earth's population of women almost to the point of extinction. However, a group of 65 women were found in hiding. Fifty years later, in the year 2062, a new civilization has already been erected upon the values of "procreation and sustainability." This new world is split between three settlements: the Gorge (where the majority of single women reside), the Ous (where the single and married women and men reside), and the Island (where traitors reside). In the Gorge, when girls reach the age of thirteen, they are examined and sold to men from the Ous settlements. They are then married and forced to have sexual intercourse. If they deny getting married, having sex, or discarding their child, if it is a boy, then they are sent to the Island...and no one wants to be sent there; for it surely means suffering and death. 
Melody Crimson is about to be sold to Jacque Temple, whose parents are the leaders of the Gorge and the Ous civilizations. She can't wait to be married off and enjoy the one thing that she reads about in the forbidden books her mother hides: love. However, will Jacque ever consider her more than an item his father bought for him? Or will he learn that when beauty is for sale, your heart just might pay the ultimate price? Read to find out...

CAKersey CAKersey Feb 22, 2011
I love this! Very original and I like the futuristic theme. Though you should maybe give the characters more of a detailed background. But I love this! Voted and fanned!
Natm7176 Natm7176 Feb 21, 2011
this is really creative! i love the plot-line because of how unusual it is :)
csrwayne csrwayne Feb 13, 2011
A very interesting view on 2012. NIce story with a good plot.