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Ephemeral

Your memories do not belong to you.

Background:

  • Started on June 6, 2019.
  • Stands at 7,000 words of a tentative 85,000-90,000 words.
  • Undergoing 1st draft.
  • Science Fiction/Dystopian

Summary:

Lacuna wants to lose her mind.

Not all of it. Only a certain handful of memories. Ephemeral doesn’t work how Lacuna remembers. None of her simple plans go her way. The city is in ruins after the company shut down, collapsing the economy, and all who know how to eliminate memories work in secret.

Neual is the only botanist left who is able to perform the nepenthe procedure in order to erase the memories she no longer is able to carry, but first Lacuna will have to find her. Datura, who she never wanted to meet again, is the only person willing to help. With him at her side, her past and present objectives collide. To obtain all the pieces necessary for Neual to perform nepenthe, Lacuna will have to meet up with more people from her past that she wanted to avoid.

Crete is the only one offering her something more than Neual ever could. He is on the verge of a new procedure, a breakthrough, and Lacuna is the perfect candidate. She shouldn’t trust him. Their past has proven that. She’ll never tell any of them why she has truly come back to the city.

With Ephemeral Company no longer operational, its rules are still in place. One part of her plan just may work. Everyone is out for themselves. After all, your memories do not belong to you, and Lacuna wants more than anything to exercise her rights and move on with the rest of her life.

But in every case where the mind and the heart are at odds, continuing to war them against each other will lead to devastating results.

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