My life was on perfect track for a millenial-internship lined up at a top ad agency, wedding plans progessing, tiny flat secured in an almost gentrified part of London...
So how the hell did I find myself taking on a failing vineyard in a rundown Italian village with zero knowledge of wine, Italian or how to handle my less than welcoming co-owner?
Keziah Mills has found the perfect job and the perfect apartment in the Queen City. Life is good!
And then he came ... tall, dark, and handsome. And arrogant! But no one can see that! No one!
In the future, the line between the real world and virtual reality has begun to blur. Dominated by the elites, regular citizens are subject to mandatory psychological examinations the results of which can lead to their imprisonment...or even death. After the first murder in decades, a young woman must try to solve a series of seemingly familiar homicides, and at the same time trying to answer the question: what does it mean to remain sane?
*Hey everyone! I was wanting to put this story out on this website and see what people say about it. Feedback and critical comments are highly appreciated. Thank you:)*Azara Stirling's life was anything but perfect. With her father long gone and her mother so consumed in work she never spared a moment with her only daughter; Zara never imagined how it could get any worse.
She was horribly wrong.
With the new fear of exploding into an inferno of fire and killing anything in the vicinity if her short fuse is lit, Azara must go on a mission to rescue more of her kind before the Achyles Men find them first.
That is, if she can control the embers within her from being lit ablaze and swallowing her whole.
There's a new number one app in every major app store.
The name; 'Murdur'. The description: 'Interactive pest control'. Once inside the app, you can suggest ways to murder someone. Multiple times a day, the app's creator promises to choose one murder method as suggested by a submission through the app, and commit a murder exactly as the method said. You have up to fifty words to describe the method. If your's is chosen, the murder method (again, EXACTLY as your instructions say) is carried out, and broadcasted live through the app.
Oh, and one more thing; although completely optional, you can choose whoyou murder.
Other than the group who developed the app, of course, anyone is fair game. The video will be followed by a cryptic messege that no one understands.
The world goes crazy. It becomes the number one app in every appstore that ever existed. Conspiracies fill the internet. Blogs are made just to review each murder and give it a 1-10 rating. The world is devided among those who believe it is real, and how believes it is only Hollywood smoke an mirrors. Hundreds of people 'turn themselves in' to the police, claiming to be the creator of the app, only to find out they have nothing to do with the development of the app.
The story will be told through the eyes of two; the eyes of the young poet who is trying to stop it, and the inventor of the app itself.
Copyright Stormie Dawn Russell, 2016.