As a special gift to my readers and new fans, I am offering my dystopian short story, The Ivory Tower, FREE January 7-10!
277 –the number sewn into Simone’s shirt. The number that dictates her life at the protection camp. Regulated by a system of ringing bells, fortified cars, and rations, the survivors are protected from residual contaminates on the other side of the wall.
Breaking the monotony of the highly structured camp, Simone and her friend skip school to enjoy one of the last nice days of fall. An afternoon game leads them to a new part of the forest, uncovering more than they expected. All thoughts of protection and rules are shattered by the appearance of the ivory tower. A tower riddled with a history of danger and death.
When her friend shows up with a bruised face and thinly veiled threats, Simone has to decide how much she is willing to risk to find out the truth of the tower.
-"Another Pulioff winner!"
-"I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The descriptions were vivid and drew me in right away. I could visualize the scene easily. It had elements of the Nazi concentration camps and a bit of rustic, early industrialization life. The girls, Simone and Christine, were very real. I felt for them and was rooting for them the entire time. I even found myself hoping that Christine would set aside her fears and come to Simone's rescue. This is a well written short and worth the money spent."
-"The Ivory Tower by Kirstin Pulioff is a fantastic YA Dystopian story. It was gripping and moving."