The Girl Who Kept Running
He ran into her at street theater.
She was a force of nature, not a casual first time hire.
She brought the house down with her performance, literally pulled the audience to their feet in standing ovation.
Her performance was too real, unnerving, deeply unsettling to him. He spent all his energy keeping up with her.
At the end of the play, she snatched her earnings from the director's hands and ran away, leaving a trail of questions behind her, the most burning one in his mind was:
Would he ever see her again?
This ongoing novel imagines a world that our younger generations inherit after a series of successive presidencies in the same vein as the current model. There is no need for erecting walls, as the biggest divide created by humanity - that of social class - takes care of a post modern segregation. The poor are literally marginalized into slum-like townships and tend to be of color. The names of these townships would be enough to tell you their story. The rich, well, remain happily oblivious in the big American cities.
In this world find a mysterious girl whose identity must be hidden or she would be hunted down and a young street actor who falls for her intrigue. Discover how they survive, born into a society not prepared to give them a chance.
For them, the dystopia came without an apocalypse.
Updates every 5-6 days. Currently on hiatus for revisions.
Most impressive rank:
#87 in dystopia/dystopian
#90 in future (17/09/18)
Thanks are due to the amazing New Zealand artist Shane Rebenschied who allowed me to use one of his illustrations on his portfolio at http://blot.com. I used basic photoshopping to add some shades and used the awesome text effects from http://picturetopeople.com