Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen,
Release Date: December 20th, 2015
Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game.
The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this!
Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe.
Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, but Michelle finds a secret weapon in her new-found powers. She uses them to rescue the crown prince of a powerful magic kingdom from their sworn enemies, a technologically-advanced cult that strives to eradicate magical blood.
Michelle starts to fall for Prince Jayse, the only one who believes Michelle to be a savior rather than a curse. But not even video games could prepare her for what the cult has in store for them…
“It’s this young lady I wanted to have a word with,” she continues.
“Yes, young Goddess, you!”
I hear Gediyon gasp, “So you are…!”
“Why have you returned?” the woman shrieks, inching closer to my face. Her breath smells like curry. “Starrs is not ready for your soul. You should have stayed in Tyme!”
“What are you talking about?” I start.
“She came from Tyme?” Gediyon asks.
She twirls around and I can breathe. She says, “Yes, boy, and she should have stayed there.”
“What about time?” I say. “I’m just playing a game!”
“No! No you are not! Starrs is as real as your ‘Earth,’ and the Cycle is not a toy at your mercy. Your brother shouldn’t have created that machine of his. He knew he’d be playing with the universe!”
I gape at her. “I… I don’t understand.”
“Of course you don’t!” she spits. “The Creator should only enter Starrs when she is born here. She’s raised and taught the ways of the Cycle. It’s a lifestyle. A fifteen-year-old can’t hope to learn how to be Goddess in six months. All because you and your brother wanted to play a game, you’ve awakened the dormant Cycle of the Six Moons, and all the universes are doomed.”
She twists herself like thread on a spindle, then vanishes into nothing.
About the author:
She is also a voice-over artist who can’t go a day without a cup of tea. When she’s not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.
She has provided script supervision for the independent animation, Shattered Heaven, and is head script editor and one of the co-writers for the upcoming game Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.