Legit just wrote “variation of gray” because i didn’t wanna say “shade”….
Just finished “Unwind” by Neal Shushterman… Gonna have a nightmare bc of something that happened that was similar to something that happened in the movie “Loopers” if ya know what I mean. *shudder* that’s the kind of horror that gets to me *shudder*
Things I like to step on:
Newly washed bath rugs
Things I do not like to step on:
Puddles with only socks on
Any variety of bug while barefoot
So, I’m a fire. No big deal. It’s not like I can do anything special with it that you can’t do with your element. What are you again? A water? Stir your coffee some more. You’re going to need it with what I’ve got to say.
Coming from the big city, Dallas, to rural Kansas was supposed to be my biggest problem as a sixteen-year-old high school junior. Did I mention there are twice as many cows as people out here?
On the bright side, there’s Jesse - a handsome, old-soul boy that makes sitting through History lectures bearable. And he likes me, too. We kissed beneath the stars, and I actually started to not hate the countryside.
But then, he went missing. The cops said he ran away, but we knew better. Of course, who wants to believe a bunch of teens about a wild conspiracy concerning the local elemental study facility. Out here in Ellisburg, it’s a height zone - elemental gifts are a lot stronger. Where I could usually just keep a match going, I can make that match’s flame leap out here in the height zone. There are dead zones around the world, too, where elements don’t work at all.
But the point is, Lexie, our friend, has been hammering us with her conspiracy theories since I got here. She thinks Sym-Co is responsible for three other mysterious disappearances of local high schoolers. Kids who later wound up dead. When our friend went missing, Lexie stepped up her game.
Those stupid conspiracies about human experiments aren’t supposed to be true. They’re supposed to be lies for the gullible to eat up. But, we’re here now, and it goes so much deeper than we ever imagined.
I guess this was a little longer of an explanation that you were ready to read. Here, give me your cup. I’ll heat up that coffee you forgot you were drinking. That’s all we can do with our so-called power anyway, isn’t it?
Complete at 50,000 words, AMERICAN FIRE is a young adult book sprinkled with science fiction and a hint of romance.
C. S. Gallagher
I’m a little overweight (just shy the “healthy” range) and whenever I get really sick and lose five pounds because I’m really sick, people tell me that I’m starting to look good. And I’m all like, “Thanks. I feel like I’m dying, but thanks.”
Pray for my family in the Philippines. They made it through the storm, which is a lot more than most, but they need water.
Best part of an out-of-town class: they let me take the Charger. Don’t worry, I kept it under 100. Mostly.
Bonus: slower people actually move to the right lane when they see a cop car in their rear view.