by Rachel Medhurst
My name is Hope. I bet you’ve never seen a world like mine…
Earth is full of two races, the Avoidables and Perfects. I’m an Avoidable because I only have one arm. I was born that way. Because of my defect, my mother had to move to the Lower Side. The Perfects are humans that have no physical flaws. They live in luxury, while we live in filth.
Avoidables have defects ranging from looks to unexplained gifts. Some of us are half breeds. Half human, half something else. We all live in cities, usually divided in two. The Perfects live on the Upper Side, while the Avoidables inhabit the Lower Side. We’ve been consumed by hate for a race that rejects us so heartlessly. We’ve become dangerous.