© 2013 Miranda JK
In the year 2015, the literacy rates reach an all-time low in the United States as a result of failed government intervention; Schools are far worse than the prison systems and society is in chaos.
The government finally gets fed up with the direction education has been traversing for the past two decades. In an effort to raise literacy, allowing competition on a world scale and preventing a completely welfare society, the Government enlists the help of top psychologist, Kristopher Macklemore. The program and its six schools are born, forcing youths ages 12-22 into a world of pain, rules, and sterilization of their previous habits. These youths are conditioned in boarding school institutions at the far ends of the world. They are torn from their families and forced to live among each other. The program forces them to survive on terms that are both feral and educational.
Fast-forward to 2036 and the program has been going strong for twenty years, but that hasn't stopped doubt from spreading among a few. While the rest of the world is convinced of the good the program can do for its youths, Vanessa and Abraham Graham are not quite as sure. They run from the program the second Vanessa finds out she is pregnant. Although it doesn't stop the Gaolers from searching for them, the Grahams make a life for themselves and raise their children safely away from the program. But how long can their freedom last before they get sucked back into the life they never wanted?
In the future, we're all perfect....and we don't get a choice.