I’m absolutely awful at short stories and stuff, so for now on, concerning writing practice, I’ll just be posting a chapter to a (maybe) novel length story. Hopefully this will keep me motivated to write more often because even the idea of writing a short story just drains me.
In the world of Thalia Knight, there are two types of people. Those who are Gatekeepers, and those who are not. Divided by more than just beliefs, people are separated by their Marks. Gatekeepers of light have special powers and are hunted like animals with a hefty price on their heads, and the empire has even bred a special race of Hunters for tracking them down. Being the only Gatekeeper she knows without any powers, Thalia doesn’t have a problem fitting in with the masses. Her main concern is making her mother proud, and when she receives an invitation to the Capital Academy – the World Empire’s elite school for the few chosen – her mother is convinced that they can survive in hiding while Thalia builds a better opportunity for herself and grasps at the chance at changing the way her people are viewed. She is torn between hiding who she is from her few friends or giving in to trusting them with what she is. She knows there are other Gatekeepers secretly attending the school, but there are also Hunters.
(I will be updating this as I go.)