Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 60,000
Bound by memory-erasing seizures, Juliet swears by her scrapbooks until a fire destroys everything. Now she is left to choose between the life they say she’s always known and the boy she can’t forget.
Fractured memories. That’s all I have left. They’re like pieces of a puzzle I can’t quite fit together. But sometimes…sometimes things just stick.
“I don’t know how you do it,” he said, straightening his knit cap back on his head. He was lucky our photography teacher never paid attention to anything. Anyone else would have made him take it off, or worse, thrown it in a collection drawer where he’d never see it again.
“Do what?” I asked, looking up from the print I was editing with a red wax marker.
“Capture everything. The light. The emotion on their faces. The feeling that everything in the world is made of magic.”
His words sounded a little fuzzy towards the end. I could tell he was still talking, but my brain wasn’t registering the words.
“Blue,” I said, not quite sure how the color fit into the conversation.
That was enough to get his attention. He stopped rambling and looked over at me. And though I was staring directly into his eyes, I couldn’t focus on anything. The world was getting darker. Black rims ringing the edge of my vision until the peripheral faded out entirely.
I don’t know what he said next because the sound in the room shut off. My hands became cold. My body going completely numb as my legs gave out beneath me. I fell to the floor unable to brace for the impact that never came.
The world shook from the inside out.