Name: Bethany Stevenson
Genre: Sci Fi
Title: MILITIS: A NEW RACE RISES
35 word pitch: When an impeached politician discovers away to completely control the scientifically-enhanced Militis guards, Asa is forced to save his friends before they are completely overpowered and used like robots for the senator's schemes.
First 500 words:
I am dreaming. It has to be fake.
Asa tried blinking, but he couldn’t. For some odd reason, he stared up out of someone else’s head. He saw everything that they did. He experimented his limits of moving or speaking in the person but nothing happened.
Bright lights blinded him.
Doctors leaned over him, staring down at whomever he was inside of behind masks. Different needles were raised and vanished beyond Asa’s sight.
The weirdest part was that he couldn’t control what he looked at. He couldn’t feel anything either. It felt like watching a movie but Asa knew he wasn’t. For some reason, his mind connected with someone else’s telepathically.
He struggled to push or call out to the person’s distant soul but he didn’t know how. Asa fought to wake up but it was impossible to break the connection now.
Seeing without hearing became torturous.
The doctors’ words never made noise. Needles should’ve pricked but didn’t. His eye were supposed to blink but wouldn’t when he tried to.
Wake up, he told himself, Wake up and tell mom and dad!
Finally, after what felt like ages, the weird dream began to fade away.
Asa heard a noise. A voice.
The vision, along with all origins of sleep, shattered. Asa sat up with a jerk.
He rubbed his eyes and let out a deep breath, seeing that he was still in his room back at home.
That had to be the creepiest dream ever.
Asa slipped out of his bed and peaked out the curtains of his window.
The late nighttime lights and air-traffic of Leeland City flickered and danced on his bedroom walls. Cars flew past his window, headlights and engines blaring. Hologram billboards flashed friendly advertisements, which Asa took the time to memorize each month.
He sighed and shut the curtains again.
Something inside Asa didn’t want to go back to sleep. Nor did he want to forget the weird dream.
Asa knew something was beyond wrong. Strangest, he knew the girl’s mind disconnected from his, out of reach somewhere in the world.
That had to have been real. I must’ve seen some image or her surroundings that the girl wanted to show me.
Randomly, everything felt hot.
Asa turned down the temperature in his room.
Maybe I can try to figure out how that happened, he thought, sitting on a plastic chair near his assistant and cleaner robots.
Relaxing, Asa shut his eyes, reaching out with his brain again. Immediately, something clicked. But this time, instead of seeing through someone’s eyes, someone was spying through him.
Asa scanned the room, blinking the weird feeling in the back of his head away. Something in his sub-conscience panicked. The connection between him and the other ten-year-old boy switched off.
Someone could see everything I did! Ass jumped to his feet excitedly. He knew he had telepathically knotted his mind with another boy, just like the girl had done to him. I’ve got super powers!