I Control You, Citizen

I Control You, Citizen

7.4K Reads 562 Votes 26 Part Story
Brianna By poisoned_pen Updated Dec 12, 2018

In a society where everything is controlled, there is no room for deviance. Each morning, the citizens of Arabel put on bracelets that send commands to their brains and give them electric shocks if they fail to obey. Smile, Citizen. Be silent, Citizen. Do not harm yourself, Citizen. 

Kyra Jackson was a perfect citizen. Loyal, hardworking and smart; how everyone was supposed to be. When Kyra's future is decided, she changes from the controlled to the controller. However, this power puts her in a dangerous position, leading her to make decisions that are not only about right and wrong, but life or death.


2018 Wattys Longlist.

Winner of science fiction genre in the Digital Dreamer competition.

  • control
  • digitaldreamerawards
  • dystopian
  • future
  • futuristic
  • power
  • sciencefiction
  • thirdperson
  • utopia
  • utopian
  • utopiansociety
  • wattys2018
  • wattyslonglist
  • youngadult
So wait, if they're stressing themselves out over something, that's considered self-harm??
Chef_Adler Chef_Adler Sep 04, 2018
Wow! I really wasn't expecting this annoying voice in their heads.
_-CA-_ _-CA-_ Jul 25, 2018
What happens if she's honest? Does the bracelet do something?
This is such a unique story. I’ve never read anything like it before. I love it already!
- - Sep 05, 2018
The bracelet is interesting. It would be cool to know more about its functions. The characters had the sad people vibe in this first chapter. How they control their citizens and how they rule, these are fascinating.
Chef_Adler Chef_Adler Sep 04, 2018
Wow! Just wow! Oh, congratulations on being longlisted! You totally deserve this for this book's a gem. 
                              Wasn't cluttered at all which is almost always a problem in futuristic books. Loved the interaction between character and James hehe.