M13 anxiously goes to bed after his 18th birthday
celebration. Later, like all members of the dystopian
society of Ashen, he magically awakens at the headquarters
of The G.A.M.E., the training arm of the magical government.
Should he manage to survive all 12 weeks at The G.A.M.E., he
will awaken back in his bedroom the morning after his 18th
birthday as though he never left. All memories of the
oppressive ordeal will have been erased, and he will continue
the life The G.A.M.E. programmed into him.
While at The G.A.M.E. M13 befriends M7, and both are fighting
for their lives during each training phase. After witnessing
classmates being sent to their deaths, M13 is convinced by
super-confident M7 that they can do the impossible and topple
The G.A.M.E. Will M13's morality and uncertainty doom their
plan? Can this super-intelligent duo defy the odds, or will
they become victims of The G.A.M.E.?
Serial short story (21,000 words)
Dystopian fantasy thriller