The First Day of the New Tomorrow
by Jennifer M. Eaton
Maya dreams of perfect skin, beautiful hair, good grades, and Eric Brighton—the boy she’s been crushing on since middle school. No matter how hard she tries, all these things elude her. But when a creepy college recruiter arrives with news that Maya has omnipotent powers, things change quickly.
Having everything she wants is a lot harder than Maya expects, though. Will she give it all up for the chance to be normal again, even if it means losing Eric?
In this scene, Maya wakes up feeling quite odd as she gets ready for school.
Massaging her temples, she mustered all her strength to push the sickening pressure in her stomach away. Maya removed her glasses and rubbed her eyes. Blinking hard, she stared at the toilet bowl until its blurry shape solidified into a crisp, perfect form. Her stomach settled, and she waited a few moments before slipping her glasses back on. She tried to stand, but the fuzzy haze returned.
“What the…” She grabbed the counter and pulled the metal frames from her face. Three slow breaths calmed her only slightly as the room once again slipped into perfect focus.
A ray of sunshine sparkled through the white lace curtain and landed on a towel beside the bathtub. A spider web clung to the ceiling, holding more dust than forgotten prey. Three nails popped through the wall near the door—all normal things, except she could see them clearly—just as clearly as she could see her glasses perched on the counter before her.
“Okay-y-y…” She lifted the spectacles to her eyes, crinkling her nose as the world blurred before her. She stared at the lenses. “Teenager’s eyesight clears up overnight. News at eleven.” She smiled and slipped the glasses into her pocket. “I’m certainly not complaining.”
Jennifer M. Eaton is a contemporary blender of Science Fiction, Dystopian, and Romance. Her work ranges from the sweet contemporary romances of Paper Wishes, to the dystopian society of Last Winter Red and Optimal Red, with a dusting of young adult paranormal just for fun in The First Day of the New Tomorrow.
While not off visiting other worlds, Jennifer calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.
Full time team leader, full time mom, and full time novelist… what more can you ask for? Writing help did you say? Well, sure! Jennifer hosts an informational blog aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be. Stop on by and chat. She loves to hear from fans! http://www.jennifermeaton.com/