TITLE: DAUGHTER OF THE MOON
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
As far as Selina knew, she was the only seventeen-year-old with her own burial plot. And once a year, she looked forward to nothing so much as visiting her grave.
5:44am. Just one more minute.
The glowing red digits of her alarm clock stared back at her from the insides of her closed eyelids.
Breathe in, breathe out.
Music blared from the alarm, scattering the silence.
She flung aside her comforter and leapt to the floor. She’d already dressed the night before, so all she had to do was slip into her sneakers.
The stairs creaked as she tiptoed downstairs. She darted through the living room, and quietly closed the front door behind herself. But before Selina could get to her bike, her older sister appeared from around her car.
“What’re you doing up so early? School doesn’t start for another hour and a half,” Jess said.
Only fifteen minutes until sunrise.
“Yeah, I know. I just wanted to stop at the bakery first, for some cookies or cupcakes or something for homeroom.”
“Really? Well, I can drive you if you want. Since it’s your birthday,” Jess said, jingling the car keys.
“Actually, I want to visit my mother on the way so I’ll just ride my bike.” Selina stared at her hands and twisted her hoodie strings around her finger. She hadn’t wanted to play the dead mother card, not with Jess.
“We can stop at the cemetery on the way there,” Jess offered.
I should already be there.