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By A. R. Olivieri
A high-school student stumbles upon an ancient curse that grants immortality — but there’s a catch — every year she must kill someone — anyone! — or she’ll die.
Bound to You
…enveloping you, bound to the unlimited & nothing else…
Jane realizes there’s no point concealing the truth, even if still unsure how to prove it.
Jane confronts the different way prejudice manifests itself in affluent America, though Lacey is oblivious.
Jane reflects on seeking to belong & how that contributed to hiding in plain sight.
…only this cloth is worthy of you, you need wear it to control it…
Lacey is the actual worst, & reaffirms for Jane what must be done.
Jane really hates using the phone, but suspects it's more than just the technology.
Mom says the phone is for Jane, & a familiar dread sets in.
…the Gods cower in your presence, as should you…
The Pep Rally is cancelled — & for one of the worst imaginable reasons.
Jane realizes her friendship is dead — & considers how to deal with the situation.
Jane finally musters the courage to confront Meg — & her worst fears are confirmed.
…do you weep for the falling of leaves? the breaking of twigs? you push through…
Meg & the cheerleaders arrive — & Jane is reminded just how awkward things have been.
Jane tries to stall talking to Meg — & wishes people would never say things were unconditional.
Bricks & Jane are setting up for the Pep Rally, but Jane isn't exactly in the spirit at the moment.
...these walls are but ideas & vapor, you decide their fate...
Jane suspects who tipped off Detective Gabriel — & feels more alone than ever.
Jane gives Detective Gabriel the same story — but he doesn't seem convinced.
Jane & Mom arrive at the station — but Jane isn't sure she likes Detective Gabriel.
...imperious & powerful, now you step through...
Jane wonders about the finer mechanics of immortality — & Linnaeus is no help at all.
Jane normally hates Mom's questions — but Detective Gabriel is making it even worse.
Mom wants to talk — but Jane never understands why people don't just spit it out.
...manipulate the light, & cast out the darkness...
Jane & Ms. Fry both seem to have something to hide — but at least High School is predictable.
It’s freshman year of college. Vanessa Ortega is a telepath struggling to control her power in more ways than she realizes. Dexter Sullivan is an aspiring animator still reeling from the loss of his parents two years ago. Between Vanessa’s ...
Jane explains how the "death touch" works — but runs into someone unexpected.
Jane is about to make another offering — & explains how she found them.
...accept your place, & strike them all down...
Jane & Mom rarely agree — especially over how to handle another voicemail from their local detective.
Jane explains all that's happened since her first offering — & is bound by a new rule.
Jane gets ready for school after a busy summer — & Linnaeus needs to learn boundaries.
...unravel the knot, & conquer your own power...
Jane’s on summer assignment — only her project is death.
Defund the police.
A high-school student stumbles upon an ancient curse that grants immortality — but there’s a catch — every full moon she must kill someone — anyone! — or she’ll die.
Jane has finally made an offering — & must accept the consequences of her power.
Jane & Bricks arrive at Meg’s house — & an offering is made.
Bricks & Jane stop for gas — where they spot a teacher out in public.
…the plurality blooms, enveloped in light — & all that’s left is darkness…
Jane finally makes it somewhere safe — & Bricks, as always, is wiling to help.
Jane tells Linnaeus she feels extorted — but keeps some information to herself.
Jane is out on the streets tonight — where Linnaeus finishes explaining their deal.
…trust is rewarded — & you are cleansed of your soul, of your burden…
Jane is worried about having to think quickly on her feet — but there’s no choice.
Jane is shocked at what her Mom resorts to — & has never felt more like a weapon.
Jane gets Linnaeus to finally spit it out — but it’s a lot to process.
…bathing under the moon, you grew — now tremble as you blossom…
Jane & Mom have their worst ever fight — & the power’s in the palm.