Under the Surface (Wattys '16)
"Tell us about it," one said, "being nervous. Is your heart racing?" An air of urgency was breathed in by all within the room. They took a stethoscope to her chest.
"I was not nervous. I would have been fine to present the project." She tried to put a mask on her face in order to hide the emotions.
"These tests are showing that you have something we need to do to you."
She stared blankly at the wall in a look of lost hope. All the feeling in her head drained the full way down to her feet. Her emotions dropped and a world of her own seemed to collapse again.
Nervousness is no longer an emotion in the United States.
Plagued by a long, evil war, the government, also known as "The Matriarchy," is thinking up all the ways they can to put an end to it and finally come out as the victorious country. They try everything they know of to enhance their soldiers and their battles, until finally settling on something, accidentally eliminating certain emotions in the process for the rest of society.
Two high school girls seek out the secret that is being kept from the people of the United States, but secrets tend to be most people's ultimate ruin. Will they be able to put an end to their emotional imprisonment, even if it means losing the war for the country?
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2016 Science Fiction Watty Awards Entry
Highest Rank #632 in Science Fiction
Written for my "Writing for Publication" class. This book has been self-published and I have chapters 1-6 already written. I'd like to dedicate this to my writing teacher, without him I wouldn't have created this. Show your support with votes and comments as this is an official Watty Awards '16 entry!