Realistic YA fiction
Status: In Revision
Sixteen-year-old Lilly Finley always believed God had a plan for everyone, but after a traumatic event shakes her faith, she feels abandoned to live without a clear purpose. Then she meets Parker, an intriguing underachiever who suggests we aren’t given a purpose — we create our own. Lilly hopes Parker will help her regain direction, but as she falls for their frustrating conversations, Parker proves more deceptive than honest; behind his rebel charm and complex mind is a concerning drug problem.
Instead of making a run for it, Lilly makes it her purpose to rescue Parker from self-destruction. If she succeeds, Parker will be rehabilitated, and Lilly will have made a real difference on her own. There’s just one problem: he isn’t budging easily. Lilly must decide how to face a once-unimaginable future, either by tying her worth to Parker’s downward spiral or investing in her own journey toward creating meaning in her life.
Inspired by a true story. Events or persons portrayed in the finished work are fictitious.
Status: On Submission
Contemporary short fiction