Monday, September 24, 2012

Agent Pitch Finalist #19 - Staying Dead

YA Dark Fantasy


Persephone Mead wakes up in a house with no ceiling, a bed covered with flowers, and a giant shard of glass in her chest. Normal fifteen-year-old girls would start freaking out. Persephone is not a normal fifteen-year-old girl.

All she wants to know is: Did it work? Is she back? After everything she’s been through, has she finally made it?

But it doesn’t last. It never lasts.

And soon enough, she’s thrown back. Back down towards Earth. Back down towards a world full of smoke, debris, and wailing ambulances.

Persephone is not a normal fifteen-year-old girl.  Because she just can’t seem to stay dead. And she has no idea why.

STAYING DEAD is a completed YA Dark Fantasy with a word count of 82,000.Thank you for your time and consideration.

First 150 Words:

When your eardrum gets blown apart, something weird happens. Right before everything goes silent, there’s this freaky ringing in your ear.

Not a lot of people know this, but that ringing in your ears? It’s the sound of dying cells. What you’re hearing is the last time you’ll ever get to hear that particular note. When it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

It was as if there was an entire orchestra of notes, all ringing, all dying, and that sound just drowned out everything. The sirens, the screaming--even the firefighter who was trying to drag me to safety. I think he was yelling something at me, but I couldn’t tell.

I blinked, staring up at the sky. Everything was coming in and out of focus for some reason. Blurry, sharp, blurry, sharp.


Booker's Book Thoughts said...

This sounds interesting. I would like to request the first three chapters, sent to as an attachment.

-Brittany Booker

Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary said...

I'd love to take a look at this! Please send the first 50 pages (as a .doc attachment) and paste your full query for this manuscript in the email to with the subject as GUTGAA and author name and title. Thx!