Realistic YA fiction
Status: In Revision
Sixteen-year-old Lilly Finley always believed God had a plan for her, but after a traumatic jaw injury shakes her faith, she feels abandoned to live without clear direction. Then she meets Parker, an intriguing underachiever who suggests we aren’t given a purpose — we create our own. Lilly hopes Parker will get her life back on track, but as she falls for their frustrating conversations, Lilly learns that behind his rebel charm is a serious drug problem.
Instead of making a run for it, Lilly makes it her purpose to rescue Parker from self-destruction. If she succeeds, she will have made a significant impact on her own. There’s just one problem: Parker 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 exploring the unknown to create a purpose for herself.
Status: On Submission
Contemporary short fiction