#S-12 YA Sci-Fi: THE WILD
In South-Three township, where everyone is constantly monitored by the Regime, Lucas Dawson will risk escape into the unknown Wild to avoid having his memories wiped and to discover a way to destroy the Regime.
For my sixteenth birthday my parents staged my death. The stakes were higher since I was so old. Sometimes under tens had sudden “fatal” accidents. But my parents couldn’t bear to push me out into the Wild before I was tagged, so they hoped for things to change, but tried to prepare me in case they didn’t. And well, they didn’t. They got worse.
One little green pill under my tongue and I was puking my guts all over the field at Regiment training. Rank, I know, but kind of funny watching the officers running around trying to figure out what to do with me. I don’t think anyone had ever been sick at training before, except for normal stuff, like exhaustion or heat stroke or injuries.
I spent the next morning, my real birthday and my fake deathday, at home dumping water in the stainless steel toilet and making retching noises.