Author: Stephanie Skeem
Genres: YA Science Fiction
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: February 22, 2016
Publisher: Lost and Found Publishing
I am a Same One.
I was born same, I have lived same, and I will die same.
I am January.
I am Same.
I bear the same name as a million other Januaries just like me. I have the same genetic makeup, the same job, the same goals, and the same dreams. I am good at what I do. I was made for my job, and my job was made for me. I am same.
I have lived the same as every other January like me for 17 years. And a year from now, on the first of January, I will die from the same genetic defect every January has died from.
No January has ever lived past 18. No January has ever wanted to. Until now.
I believe I have been infected with the Unsame Virus. My head aches, throbs, and pounds
without ever stopping. I know I must turn myself in. That is the only logical thing to do.
It all started with the hideous Unsame One that crossed my path, and thrust a strange object into my hands. It is he who is to blame, and it is I who must fight this. I cannot shut out my master, keeper, and overseer, Time—nor disobey the clock. I will forever march to its dictates, and remain true.