The Engine Driver by Tracy Marchini
(A Dystopian Short Story)

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Sixteen-year-old Brig has never been allowed to hear a sad song in her entire life.

Like everyone else in her community, the personal Playlist Treatment Plan that plays in her head is designed to control her emotions - from when she's happy or sad, to when she falls in love. But for Brig, who suffers from depression, a song in a minor key will never be played.

When her friend, Annaby, is chosen to go to Musician’s School and is given a Permit to Carry a musical instrument, Brig knows that she has just this one chance to hear a sad song, a love song – or a song that matches what her depression feels like, instead of what her feelings should be.

The Engine Driver is a YA dystopian short story of 21 pages. Also includes a sample of Don't Haunt This Place.

About Tracy Marchini

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Published September 25, 2011 by Squirrel Books. 27 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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