Hello, WeWriWa followers! How are you doing this week?
I’m giving another snippet from Camp One this week, since there seemed to be some interest. It’s actually a completed 111k book. I wrote it as 3 separate novellas and after a huge amount of cutting and changing the ending, it still ended up over 100k. In this scene, Dolce, Courtland, and Mieran have just taken showers and put on the camp uniform of tan upon tan.
“I think we need to explain fashion to these people.”
They were happy to throw their clothes into the hamper that stood off to the side but Dolce did not want to toss her dress in there. “It’s the only color here,” she explained to the man who looked at her as though she was speaking a foreign language. “Look,” she went on in exasperation, “If I have to wear such boring clothing, I can at least accessorize by cutting this up.”
He seemed to disagree as he grabbed her dress and stuffed it in the hamper, pushing her out the door of the shower where the boys waited.
“Unbelievable,” she hissed, following her two friends along a long metal hallway. At the end stood three men. They were…different.
The Changelings: Camp One
Picture the United States, circa 20-teens.
Only it’s not the United States we know. Or is it?
Every year, teenagers from the ages of 14-16 get tested for a classified, illegal hormone nobody knows anything about, except for the military. Tested as positive for XJ-99Q, Dolce, Courtland, and their friend Mieran are removed from society and thrown into a camp in the middle of the desert. With electrified fencing and face-to-face duels to the death, they don’t imagine it could be worse. Until they find out what the hormone actually does; turns them into something else entirely. Faced with annihilation, Dolce and Courtland join up with the three strongest males in camp. While Mieran joins with their enemy.
When the camp is destroyed, five of them escape, tasting freedom. But when they relax their guard, the military finds them. Captured, escaped, and captured again, no matter which way they move, the military is two steps ahead of them.
Against all odds, they find a family of humans they trust and wish to stay with. Only, this time, they may have not just doomed themselves, but every human in their vicinity to the fate of Camp One.