The Civilization

At 17, Kadsa is weary of traveling with her grandpa in search of their supposedly lost and mystical home world. She wants more for herself, a chance to go to college, have friends, and a proper home. Her online research about herself, however, reveals a web of lies about her identity that leads her to finally break-free from her grandpa and seek reality. But just as Kadsa steps towards embracing her newfound autonomy, a distressing twist halts her in her tracks: her grandfather, the only kin she's ever known, is suddenly kidnapped. Thrust into a perilous mission to save him, Kadsa's path veers into an eerie realm where dark forces lurk, ancient deities reign, and the threat of annihilation looms large. In this estranged land, Kadsa must confront the most pressing questions: What role does her grandfather play in its fate? And most critically, does she possess the courage to rise as the savior this doomed realm desperately needs? This tale is not just an adventure; it's a transformative odyssey with insights into resilience, the quest for truth, and the indomitable spirit of youth.

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About the author

K. M. McKenzie has been writing magical stories since a young age. She is part of a speculative fiction collective in Canada Toronto SFF and freelances as a media editor with short stories published in Strange Economics, Cosmic Horror-net, Polar Borealis, and Scare Street.

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