TITLE: The Girl Inside His Head
GENRE: YA Fantasy
“There’s a girl inside my head?” Kurtis knocked his fist against his skull. Naturally, he didn’t have a doorbell hanging around his head to press. So he had to tap his cranium gently, being very careful not to upset his unexpected guest. She was in his head after all. No telling the damage the girl might cause if Kurtis startled or angered her. The boy politely asked aloud, “Excuse me—um, who are you?”
“ Kurtis, you must pay attention to the sky and the wind,” answered ‘the girl inside his head.’ “When the stars bleed out. The Watching will begin.”
Kurtis held his heart. He felt a warmth inside him. Powerful and comforting. This Heat crackled deep within his chest like tiny embers ready to start a new fire. It simply needed the right fuel.
“Forget it,” Kurtis grumbled. “It’s not real. There’s no girl inside my head. Need to focus.” The boy shook his head, shoving out the female phantom’s warning. He had more important business to deal with. Kurtis sealed his eyes shut. He recited, “Words mean nothing in the world of dreams. The only thing that matters is power. Power turns dreams into reality.”
Kurtis chanted the lesson again. He stopped once he was certain he remembered every word perfectly. He didn’t really know why perfection was necessary. It was all because of the Heat. The Heat within his heart burned, demanding him to learn everything about dreams. And the more he dove into dreams, the stronger the Heat burned.