Tuesday: The Day I Realised I would have to Save the World
It was, as it turns out, inevitable. Not inevitable because of some prophecy, despite there being a fortune telling, but inevitable because that’s how it was engineered.
I was part of somebody elses design.
I was carefully selected, convinced, pushed, prodded and cajoled into doing things I wouldn’t normally do. The government no longer had our best interests at heart and despite the attempts of The Following they were going ahead with their plans. I was totally against it of course but I wasn’t the rebellious type, well not until Tuesday anyway.
Tuesday is the first book in a novella series. The story of Bliss Cardigan and Chip, her ever present sidekick.
A solar flare explosion shoved the earth out of its accepted orbit and onto a new one, the government used this to keep the people dependant on them. After 100 years it was clear the government had new plans that didn’t just involve one city, but all cities. Not everyone thinks their plans are good, no matter the spin.
Bliss becomes both the saviour and the biggest threat but all she wants is to get some sleep and make sure her parents are okay.
Friday: The Day I Realised I would have to Save Myself
With boots that aren’t hers, no knowledge of how to hunt for food, and only the chip to guide her; she must make it through the mountains in the snow. Walter Ounce will send his army after her to retrieve the chip. He’s spent his entire career trying to find the perfect host to create an army of drones. Putting the chip in Bliss Cardigan’s brain was his first mistake, letting her escape was his second. He doesn’t intend to make another.
Can Bliss get to safety before Walter catches up with her?
Bliss was created with the intention of taking someone out of their perfectly ordinary, comfortable, life and throwing them into chaos and seeing how they coped. She does rather well for someone who has never been out of the city walls.
Desy Melza is the Sci-Fi pen name of the creator of Pentickle. A writer, copywriter, and scriptwriter.