Utopia

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Humans now live in paradise. Utopia is perfect, everyone is safe and happy and immortal. On Standard all children are raised ready to go out and explore the worlds when they come of age. Liss and her friends Rill and Damon are just about to turn nineteen and leave home. Then Liss meets Dare, but things are not always what they seem, even here...

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Chapter 1

Submitted: February 23, 2017

I wrote this in 2012 and I have only revisited it a few times. I apologise for all grammatical errors and any inconsistencies. I welcome constructive criticism. I hope you enjoy... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

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As dinner wound down Liss dragged Rill upstairs to her room. The house had been trained by Janele over many years so that the walls were ... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

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The following day Rill and Liss met as they returned to school after their morning at community service. The younger classes were swarmin... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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Liss was late getting out of bed the next morning and only had time to grab some basic blue jeans and a flattering gold sleeveless top wh... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

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Liss could see her mum and Rill among a group of other short-listed competition entrants and community officials on a stage towards the f... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

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Full dark had fallen by time Liss returned to the estate, although it was no longer an estate, just a wide dark expanse of field illumina... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 1

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Jaz was up early on Seventhday morning, Janele and he had cycled home just as UniverCity was rising and he was beginning to feel more gro... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 2

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Liss was busy at the dance rehearsals the next morning and it was only when Damon and Suze came in, to see if the dance group could cover... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 3

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After that it was easy. Dare walked down the hill behind the school hand in hand with Liss, and distracted her sword practice so much by ... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 4

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They met for lunch in Main Street Café on Seventhday, Malkin making a fuss over the couple and pretending to be an ogre of a boss and th... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 5

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A week later Liss was glum after school on Fifthday after school, Janele noticed and motioned to a space beside her on the couch, “Come... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 6

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The final week of school seemed to slip past, Liss actually enjoyed her project on Mandarin, but she could not help the worry gnawing at ... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 7

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Malkin had taken Liss aside after an hour at work and brought her into a room he called his office, but he had so far only used it to sto... Read Chapter

Part 2 - Chapter 8

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Liss spent most of the night looking at the recording from Sixthday night, from every angle, from the entrance to the heartbreaking end w... Read Chapter

Part 3 - Chapter 1

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Liss was woken from sleep on Seconday by Jaz's voice echoing throughout the house, “It's Carnival, Wake Up! Wake Up! Liss Come On You'r... Read Chapter

Part 3 - Chapter 2

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Liss didn't want to go out, but then she was threatened by Janele that she would open the bedroom door and trap her in with Jaz and his d... Read Chapter

Part 3 - Chapter 3

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He was dressed as a woodsman of some ancient tale, deerskin trousers and loose cotton shirt with a bow and quiver on his back. He had a s... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 1

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Liss woke up in her own bed, dazed and confused with an unfamiliar feeling of nausea. She blinked for a long moment, what had happened? H... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 2

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Liss woke briefly that evening but little was said and she was satisfied to put off any difficult conversations. The next morning she wok... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 3

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They sat for some time in silence, each lost in their own thoughts, Liss too grateful for Janeles presence to notice that Janele had been... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 4

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Janele went out to watch Jaz play and although the team lost they were in good spirits when they returned home, Liss was only waking up a... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 5

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The first thing Rill said when Liss joined her on the lawn was “You're fucking famous!” Waving hello to Janele, who headed into the h... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 6

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Once the idea had occurred to her Liss could not stop thinking about it. Leaving UTOPIA, not for long, just a few days, just to clear her... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 7

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Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. Pause, then again. Tap, Tap, Tap. Liss had been asleep for only a few hours but the noise had woken her. Still muzzy ... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 8

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Liss was standing at the edge of a wide plaza before she turned, calling out “But I don't know what a library is supposed to look like!... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 9

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Red's bedroom was empty and Liss slipped out into the tea shop, where Red was busy frowning at some customers, so she was able to slip ou... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 10

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House of Cards was CLOSED, a big sign was affixed to the front door just in case anyone was confused by the pulled curtains and locked do... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 11

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“I'm so sorry.” Rill began as they retrieved their bicycles and walked them towards town. “I know it was something you wanted to do... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 12

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Liss was awoken by Jaz knocking loudly on her door, she groaned and buried her head in the blankets, but was suddenly panic stricken! Air... Read Chapter

Part 4 - Chapter 13

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Liss slept ill, she was running again, but this time Dare was there. They were chasing each other for kisses, the long grass of Rill's po... Read Chapter

Epilogue

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Liss knew she was dreaming, something warm and comforting, but Jaz was knocking on the door. Damn brat, what did he want now? Was there a... Read Chapter

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