The heart-wrenching story of a young woman’s struggle against treachery and exploitation when she has no one left to trust.
At seventeen, Demise has only ever wanted someone to love her. Lonely and abused by her family, she wishes for a better life. Her foster mother treats her like a servant. Her twin brother, Matthew, takes advantage of his status as the favored child while ignoring Demise constantly.
When the boy of her dreams notices her, Demise feels her luck is changing. However, what she thinks is a real connection turns out to be nothing more than a drunken fling. After she discovers that night has even more serious consequences, Demise is forced from the only home she knows.
Seeking her past with the hopes of a better future, Demise finds her birth mother, Penny, and is welcomed into her household. What seems like a dream come true turns out to be anything but it. Her world goes from bad to terrifying when her new ‘family’ reveal themselves to be monsters worse than she could imagine. Demise finds herself trapped in an unspeakable nightmare she can’t escape.
In this dark tale, Marie Bradley pits the resilient nature of human spirit against the darkness that exists in other people. What happens when dreams become nightmares? How far can this young woman be pushed before she takes matters into her own hands?
Packed with twists and turns, and filled with tragedy and deception, Immersed in Treachery is short fiction at its darkest and most thrilling.
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Welcome to Zeta City, where the whole world goes to die. Here, the Node System uploads the minds of the dying so they can spend eternity in a digital Promised Land. But, this cyber heaven is causing hell on earth for the living because the System forces them to earn Points to buy data in the afterlife.
Camille is a salty mercenary out to hoard as many Points as possible by exploiting the dying with illegal technology. She's on the hunt for Toy, a rebel leader who uploaded lethal technology to her own brain in an attempt to wipe out everyone’s Node Points.
Camille goes to increasingly dangerous lengths in pursuit of Toy. She soon finds that the Node is full of warm reunions with loved ones and otherworldly creations. It’s also full of lies.
Abandonment, abuse, neglect, and murder. These are the words used to describe the life that this 17-year-old girl is trying to escape. After attempting to end her life, in an unfamiliar place, she is admitted to a psychiatric hospital under the name Jane Doe. She must learn to trust Dr. Lance, as she reveals the truth about who she is.
Most people will say that you can’t run from your past. For this 17-year-old girl, running seems like the only answer. She struggles to speak of the events that led her to the bridge where she attempted to end her life. After refusing to give her name, the police take her to a nearby hospital where she is admitted under the name Jane Doe. Her fate rests in the hands of one doctor, who is determined to earn her trust and help her overcome what she is so obviously running from.
This story is filled with every emotion. A rough upbringing is relatable, but it’s easy for one person to forget just how bad things can get. This story depicts the struggle and hope for escape both physically and mentally.