“This is what the truth is. Second Salvations murdered my parents, and I’m running away.” A single post over unregulated Internet channels. A sleeping society awakens to a chase, broadcast live on television screens all across the New United States of America... Rebecca and Daniel have never met. A fifteen-year-old preacher’s kid and a sixteen-year-old atheist outcast, they appear to have little in common. And yet they have both attracted the attention of a recruiter for Angel Island, where bad kids go to be remade—or destroyed. Agents of the all-powerful New America Unity Church will stop at nothing to get them. They’re building an army, a modern children’s crusade, in which Rebecca and Daniel may be just the kind of future leaders they need. If not, they might be just the kind of sacrifice necessary to keep the rest of the faithless in line.
Name: Daniel Forester
One word that describes me: Outcast
My biggest weakness: I have trouble getting “with the program.” I don’t believe in God—or the State, for that matter. Hell with that noise. So, yeah, I get in trouble a lot.
My best trait: I’m a loyal son. It’s been me and Mom against the world for years now. I hope she’s okay. I hope they didn’t take out their anger with me on her. I’m really worried about that.
That one person(s) I cannot get out of my mind.
Asher keeps talking about this girl they’ll be bringing to the Island tomorrow. Fellow prisoner, I guess, so I won’t be alone. He says she’s famous. He showed me a picture—Rebecca something-or-other. Here in the dark, trussed up on the concrete floor for the insects and the rats to chew on, I can’t stop thinking about her. I can see it in her eyes—not love or anything like that. I mean we don’t even know each other, but … I don’t know, a kindred spirit? Yeah, something like that.
Marcus Damanda lives in Woodbridge, Virginia with his cat, Shazam. At various times throughout his life, he played bass guitar for the garage heavy metal band Mother’s Day, wrote for The Dale City Messenger, and published editorials in The Potomac News and The Freelance Star. Currently, while not plotting his next foray into fictitious suburban mayhem, he spoils his nieces and nephews and teaches middle school English.
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