Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
In a world where people are invulnerable to illness and death, with lives spanning hundreds of years, a sixteen-year-old becomes witness to the impossible – her brother’s failure to regenerate after death after which she suspects that she too may be mortal.
1. Having all the time you need to read all the books you want.
2. Having perfect skin and perfect eyesight (those glasses are for controlling your personal drone if you want one).
3. Getting to be someone’s eccentric great-aunt/uncle and the giver of as many badly knitted sweaters as you like.
4. Experiencing all the fashions (that color was so last century sweetie).
5. Being able to remember when television screens were flat. Yes, they really were.
6. Changing career if you don’t like your job. In fact, why not try a few careers. Except if you want to be a Hazard Officer – they require full commitment.
7. The chance to travel – at least around Evereach. Don’t try crossing the border into Starsgard and, whatever you do, don’t venture across the sea to Seversand.
8. Dangerous sport? Bring it on! Break a leg, crack a rib, pfft! No problem.
9. Want some time alone? Go scale a mountain, hike through a national park, or hibernate in a cave for a while, it’s all fine. As long as you’re not supposed to be in school or at work. There are limits.
10. Not losing anyone you love.
Thanks so much for having me here today!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Everly Frost wrote her first story when she was nine. She grew up in a country town, lived for a little while in Japan, and worked for several years in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Now, Everly lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two children. She doesn’t speak Japanese so often anymore, has left the cold Canberra winters behind, but has never stopped writing.
• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost (INT)