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Young Adult
Plastic Roads: Chapter One
by Katherine Higgins

A young rebel leader. Daughter of a political oligarch. In 3010, almost one thousand years in the future, Capucine Heron is trying to end a war. But how do you end a war when both sides want to keep fighting? "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Sometimes, people aren’t who they claim to be. Some people decide that, maybe, it’s okay to lie. That it’s okay to pretend to be something you’re not. Others say that “honesty is the best policy”. I agree with both. As long as you have a good reason to lie, it’s okay. And I can tell you, my reason at the moment warrants a little white lie.

   “The pancakes are 12.99, no tax included, plus the orange juiceā€¦ that’ll be 14.99,&rdqu...

Chapter 2 (updated)

The other generals had already left, as far as I could tell. I wanted to stay behind for a little while. So, I wandered the church, and while the doors to the altar and pews were locked, the parts I could see were. In the vestibule, there was a staircase that led to the choir loft. It overlooked the nave, with its cedar pews and marble floors. Behind the sanctuary, beautiful stained glass is positioned in no particular pattern. The glass is thicker at the bottom than at the top, and covered in a thick la...

Chapter 3

My Sweetest Capucine,

Your mother is an overbearing tyrant. The power has weaseled its way into her head, and left room for nothing else. She lost her logic, her ethics, and her love. When she started talking about an oligarchy, I did all I could to help her see her mistakes. She pushed me away then, and taught you her opinions. You ate them up, harvesting the information but never letting it affect you. That was when I knew that I would have someone to take over the rebellion. And it would be safe...

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