Soaring Heights - The Ascend

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
For as long as she could remember Rachel had been in a hospital with a mysterious illness. She befriends a new patient from the hospital and things take an unexpected turn. Rachel must now escape from the hospital. She has reasons to fear for her life. Her illness is a lie, but will the truth truly be a blessing?

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Chapter 1

Submitted: April 06, 2017

        Slowly waking from my slumber, I noticed something was different. The air around me was cool.... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: April 06, 2017

Rachel’s eyes followed the falling leaves. She rubbed her hands as the morning’s chilliness reminded her it was autumn. Sta... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: April 06, 2017

Rachel felt weak and ashamed. She should have had a better judgment call. She felt slightly confused, the last memory she could recall wa... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: April 06, 2017

“WAKE UP! RACHEL, WAKE UPPPP!”   Rachel sat straight up in her bed, panicked. inhaling and exhaling rapidly. She looked ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: April 12, 2017

Rachel had been given over the last couple of weeks the opportunity she’d always wished for; the chance to feel like a normal nineteen-... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: April 16, 2017

“Please tell me you don’t smoke! I hope you haven’t smoked since you got admitted here,” Rachel blurted out the second Camille ha... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: April 20, 2017

Rachel sat on the edge of her bed, petting her arm absentmindedly. She could still feel the warmth emanating from where the flame had bee... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: April 21, 2017

Nearby noises tore Camille from the dream she was having. The last wisp of the knight in shining armor vanished from her mind. The sweet ... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: May 07, 2017

Rachel felt light as air. A soft warm breeze blew on her face, forcing her clothes to flutter on her body. Rachel wondered if this was ho... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: May 14, 2017

Sharp stabbing pains in both of her arms, stirred Rachel out of the dream. She sat up in bed, confused. Both of her arms fell to her side... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: May 15, 2017

Rachel rubbed her arms. “Why does it still hurt?” “I can only heal the superficial wounds right now. If the flame can’t r... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: May 15, 2017

“You can breathe fire!?” Rachel exclaimed once they were seated.   “I can breathe fire?” Rachel added, slightly too ... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: May 27, 2017

Rachel pushed the door of the run-downed motel open. A horrible sound escaped from the rusted hinges and right when Rachel though the wor... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: June 13, 2017

Something’s biting my hand. Something’s tugging at my fingers. Somethings, nipping at my sleeve. Sharp. Lacerating. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: June 07, 2017

“These dreams keep getting stranger, and stranger,” Rachel whispered to herself as she stretched her legs.  She yawned and s... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: June 13, 2017

“So, I’m not sick anymore?” “You were never really sick… You were just not yet fully awake. That’s why we had to do the r... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: June 26, 2017

Rachel stood in front of the mirror as she recalled everything Camille had told her when she had woken up the very same morning. She had ... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: June 30, 2017

Faster then she through possible, Rachel placed her foot in Camille stable hands. With both hands on either side of the window, she pushe... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: July 01, 2017

The bus entered the terminus and drove around to its allocated spot. It came to a halt.   “Terminus, have a nice day!” T... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: July 07, 2017

Rachel looked at the enormous amusement park. Sparkles in her eyes, she admired the roller coasters, the Ferris wheels, and the bumper ca... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: July 08, 2017

Rachel stared into the campfire Camille had built. The heat gently warmed her freezing bare feet.  She looked around the small makes... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: August 13, 2017

Camille was a bird, that much Rachel understood, and accepted. The whole process of how she came to be a bird, on the other hand, was a d... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: September 10, 2017

“What if I also dreamt of a white deer?” Rachel asked as she pulled strands of grass out of the ground, “A very soft and tall one. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: September 12, 2017

  The sun had raised and dropped twice since the girls had taken refuge in the forest. Camille had done her best to explain the ... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: October 15, 2017

“Your arm is dislocated. I should push it back in. It’s gonna hurt. Okay?” Rachel nodded herself awake and a loud pop sound fol... Read Chapter

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