Jun 01 2012
When Souls Scream for the Deaf Girl
Officer Kazumi is at the center of a revelation: the plague is coming. Town after town is engulfed by a rolling force never seen or heard. Populations have become enthralled puppets, and they seem to share one mind with one goal: shoot the messenger. Or cut her, or shatter her bones. She isn’t certain why, but Kazumi is sure it has something to do with her ability to restore humanity to these husks. And maybe somewhere in this mess is an answer to a question she’s pondered since childhood: why can she syphon the skills of others?
Kazumi quests to deliver news of this plague to the Shogun before it spreads to every inch of Japan’s colonies. Sixteen years of life raised by a professional deicide and extensive travel have prepared her well for this task. But she can’t do it alone. Joining her are the police captain’s mistrustful son, a previously detained assassin who wants her life, a vagabond old woman possibly suffering from dementia, an uptight priestess, and Kazumi’s faithful pet skunk.
How thick is my skin?
I’ve been writing fanfiction since my senior year of high school in 07. I think my skill is disproportionate to my effort, and I enjoy praise. I honestly have it in my head that I’m some sort of prodigy, so if I need to be knocked down a peg or two with a reality check, please do. I need to hear the faults if I am to correct them. Hold nothing back.
The story will resonate with girls 15 and up, and boys 16 and up.
Demographic is similar to the Hunger Games, though I haven’t read that book yet. I did see the movie, and the level of violence does not exceed that.