Tell Me About Your Friends
Genre: YA contemporary romance
A teenage boy who suffers from schizophrenia falls in love with a girl who is actually one of his delusions.
Word count: 71,000
Genre: Dark YA contemporary romance
Sixteen-year-old Allison has endured the darkest torments, forcing herself into a shroud of secrets and silence that she can find no way out of. Her only release comes from the imaginations of her mind, the mental escape that happens every time she is terrorized. Until she meets emancipated orphan, Cameron, whose loneliness rivals her own.
With a tragic story of his own, he begins to peel back the layers of her neurotic and strange personality. What he finds is deep and beautiful, even though Allison is plagued with abuse and a twisted sense of love. He knows he's found a kindred soul. If only she would talk to him… but she refuses to speak to anyone—not her classmates, not her parents, and especially not Cameron. As dark secrets are revealed, can Cameron accept the truth and help Allison find the peace—and love—she’s been looking for?
Genre: YA Spec Fic (Choose-your-own-adventure style)
Status: final revisions
Adults have poisoned the world with their selfishness, jealousy, and deceit. Now it’s up to the young to heal it. First order: eliminate every elder. Second: discover the secret to never growing up. Third: procreate.
Ten Sixty-Four is on trial for treason. The crimes he committed are unforgivable: hiding elders who should be long dead, consorting with naturals (illegal, untrained young), and purposely botching kill missions. He’s come a long way from the cold, unfeeling, automaton, he began as. At sixteen-years-alive, he’s still four years from the death age, which means they can’t afford to kill him. If he’s found guilty, he’ll be given to the Machine for reprogramming. But none of that matters because he’s done what no other Sleepwalker has dared to: found love. And he knows something they don’t. Falling in love is the secret to achieving the third order.
Brille has a secret of her own: the elders aren’t extinct. They’re not even endangered. But what the rest of the world doesn’t know can’t hurt them. At least, not anymore than they’re hurting themselves. There is no more laughter. No more crying. No feelings of any kind. Only in the secret hiding places where naturals dwell, can emotion be found. And even then, it’s usually anger, rage, and hostility. When she finds herself a target of the Sleepwalkers, she realizes the naturals aren’t the only ones with secrets. Ten Sixty-Four feels. And he’s not the only one.The Hex has convened. A trial will commence. Members of the jury must decide Ten Sixty-Four’s fate, and with it, the future of humanity.