TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT: Dream Girl
WORD COUNT: 46,000
Recruiting into a top secret U.S. government agency that specializes in "dream work" was not a decision 18 year old Christine Davies imagined she'd ever face. Of course, until a few weeks ago, she wasn't even aware there was a Dream Agency. Nor did she realize that dreams are more than the subconscious sorting of the days events. Much more.
She didn't even know Gabriel Gray and Leo Bonaventure. Gabriel, a mysterious and cute new co-worker, inadvertently introduced her to this realm of dreams. Now, he needs her to save him from his own demons. Leo, a calm and intelligent dream agent, might be Christine's only chance to stay sane.
But recruiting means leaving everyone behind. Her best friend. Her job. Her impending new beginning at college. She might even lose Gabriel and Leo, the only other people she knows with access to the truth.
If she doesn't join, her memories of all this, and them, must be erased. Like the hazy nothingness of a forgotten dream.
And it all started on a regular old Monday.
First 150 Words:
Everything can change in one summer. One day, it stretches out before you like a lazy, yawning cat. The next day, the claws come out and tear away the veil that separates you from the lies you’ve grown up believing. And that’s the hard part. You can’t un-see the truth. The only thing you can do is embrace it or limp along in a fractured excuse for life. It looks like a no-brainer on paper. Not so much when it’s your own life.
But summer isn’t the only pretty face with something to hide. Every single day has the potential for earth shattering discovery. For me, that day was a Monday.
When I finally hurried through the employee entrance at the public library, a full fifteen minutes late, I scurried past the row of supervisor offices on my right. Escaping detection in supervisor alley, I made it to the staff copy room, where our mailboxes resided.