Chapter One - Rough Draft
So I've decided that the Chapter One of Lina and Nano's Totally Gnarly Sci-Fi Courtship has reached a point where I am comfortable enough to share it. Feel free to send feedback, good or bad, by using the button below or replying to this email. Since this is an early draft, I will take all comments into consideration. If the first chapter intrigues you, and you want to read more as it develops, let me know, and I will add you to the project mailing list. Below are the summary and after my sign off is the rest of the chapter.
Summary: Three hundred years in the future, Canada, The United States and Mexico have been fragmented into several new countries. Montana now belongs to the Philanthropic Voluntarist Republic of Frontera, home of aspiring research nanoconstructor, Adelina Wang-Garza. Her home is a wild educational frontier where queerness is the norm, social status is determined by philanthropic largesse, and the hottest celebrity is a microbiologist. Bored with her entire existence, Adelina goes on her first ever spring break trip with her bestie from Guadalajara, Mexico. There, Adelina meets a shy construction worker by the name of Hernan while getting her first tattoo from a wanted terrorist. This is the story of their awkward, convoluted yet disarmingly sweet long-distance romance.