Series #3: The 12 Mile Course

It’s better to wait and see if your child can pass The 12 Mile Course before you tell them you love them.

The world was slowly starving to death. There was no shortage of misery, suffering, or despair for those fighting to survive.

Until The 12 Mile Course was created.

Now, children have to prove they are worthy of living out the rest of their adult lives by passing the hardest test they’ll ever take with a success rate of 36%. Chris, a boy on the cusp of turning sixteen, has finally been chosen to enter the course. He must make his way through the twelve unique zones without perishing in order to be released and become a productive member of society. 

Yet, if he passes, will Chris even want to go back to the society that throws their young into a viable death pit?

Would you?

Read more for the author’s take on this series!

I’m not going to lie; writing this series was some of the best fun I’ve had in years. It was incredible to see the characters come alive (or die) in the story, and to see the main character really grow as a person from what he had to go through. It wasn’t my first attempt at writing a dystopian themed piece, but it was certainly my favorite.

If I had to do it all over again… I would. In a heartbeat. And I wouldn’t change a thing. It was a big risk to break the series into 14 pieces, each roughly 9,000 words for a total of around 126,000 words when all was edited and published. 

I’d love to someday revisit the story, possible write a sequel, or even relive the experience through another character’s eyes. I think that would be quite entertaining. Who knows… maybe I will…

Have you finished reading The 12 Mile Course? What did you think? Who’s your favorite character, and why? Let us know in the comments below! Let’s get a discussion going, yeah?

Happy reading, writing, working, and living!

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