Into the Beyond
A small city, tucked away in a valley, is forced into labor by their government. The city is poor, riddled with diseases. Pay is low and sickness is common. At the age of thirteen, everyone is required to take the Exam; government workers use a series of test that test your physical, mental, and endurance skills. After the test, he or she is assigned to a job best fitted to their skills. There are three jobs: lab, factory, and field workers. If you're smart, you become a lab worker. If you're agile, a factory worker, and strong, a field worker.
Until you are too old to work, you are to work for the rest of your life. If you are caught resisting in any way, you are shot on spot. The same rule applies to any crime. People don't get their fair share and don't get anything they work for. The government ships all of it into the forest outside the city. No one knows who or where is goes to, just that it leaves the city and never returns. No one is permitted to leave the city, and if caught doing so, is shot on spot. The people of the city call the unknown regions the Beyond. Most are too afraid to venture into it, and those who do, don't return. Most stay in line, keeping their heads down, and trying not to stand out, but there are some who chose to rebel....
( CHARACTER PLOT IN FIRST CHAPTER )