Cold Fire

Cold Fire

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shaye By shayebay Completed

[A Wattpad Featured Novel] 

Melissa has a rare, undiagnosed disease, or so say the doctors that did tests on her for half of her life. She doesn't need a medical certificate to tell her that she's different. She was born with a body temperature so low that most people would die before they even started living. Keyword: most. 

Somehow, Melissa has managed to live for fifteen years, but those years have not been without their hardships. The doctors told her that in order for her organs to function in such cold conditions, her body must absorb the heat from the surrounding air in a painful process dubbed a "heat attack", which slowly turns her temporary home freezing and uninhabitable. 

Forced to move from city to city in order to keep everyone in her vicinity alive, and plagued by the stares and hushed whispers that accompany her, Melissa tries to lead a normal life. But she's failing miserably. And when she's approached by the new kid in school, all hope of an ordinary life slips from her grasp.

Suddenly, strange is the new normal, and Melissa finds herself wrapped up in a new world where ghosts aren't "just in her head", glass windows shatter unprovoked, and rare, undiagnosed diseases aren't actually diseases at all. And to top it all off, someone - or multiple someones - seem to want her dead. 

So much for normal...


© 2013 by shayebay 
This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters, places and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author's imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.  
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aandriaa aandriaa Oct 20, 2016
It's great! I'm 15 and I wish I could write like this! LOVE your way of describing the world you created :) well done ❤️
PaintandButterflies PaintandButterflies Aug 13, 2016
Loved the first chapter and the summary going to be reading on!
SCharles38 SCharles38 Sep 08, 2016
Why don't they just stay where it's always winter?? Jus curious
                              Then they wouldn't have to move
                              Js
NinjaBacon12 NinjaBacon12 Dec 12, 2016
I have a friend like this who never gets cold or hot and barely feels pain.
AnonymousJellyfish AnonymousJellyfish Aug 27, 2016
It's awesome! I can't think of a single thing I would change.
iHopeThisIsntTooLo iHopeThisIsntTooLo Oct 30, 2016
I don't get it. Is it that she can't feel cold or hot, but does it still hurt her? If she scalded herself, would it show up, not mentally but physically?