Today I came back to life, like literally. I was in a dead body and I brought it back to life. But, it’s not my body. It’s never my body. It’s always someone else’s. I guess it’s mine for now.
I finally looked at myself in a mirror. I avoided it as long as I could. I’m always anxious to see my new face. Who knows what I’m going to see? I know I shouldn’t care about something as trivial as appearances. I should just be happy that I’m safe. But, can you imagine what it’s like? Most people look in the mirror and see the same face every day. Today, when I looked in the mirror, I jumped back, startled by my own reflection. It’s not like it’s a horrible face. But, first of all, my nose is too tiny. My lips are too pale and they are stuck in a pouty position. I look constantly annoyed. The worst part is it felt like I was looking at someone else.
Of course, that is because just yesterday I was someone else. Someone bigger, older, at least I think. That’s the feeling I have left over from that other body. I’ve been so many people. It’s hard to remember details. I grow older and younger and then older again. I feel like the girl from that story. What’s her name? Alley? Allison? Alice! That is the other thing, every time I get a new body I lose almost all my memories. At least I remember how to talk and walk, but everything else is a struggle.
Oh, and this body! It’s so small. I mean, seriously, it could be carried away by a strong wind or crushed by a heavy snow. This body isn’t me. The last body wasn’t either. I don’t really know what ‘me’ means. All I want is to feel real. I want to meet a boy, have him like me, go on a date, maybe hold hands.
But that will never happen for me. I’m just a broken soul wearing a person as a costume. I’ll probably never be normal, not as long as I have to keep jumping from body to body.
What if I stopped? Could I do that? No. My family wouldn’t let me. But, they can’t force me out of this body either. Diary, I need to think about this more. I need to make a plan. More tomorrow.
About The Travelers
by K.L. Kranes
Publisher: Sanguaro Books
Publication Date: October 2nd 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Dagny lives a dangerous life. Pursued by an unknown enemy, Dagny and her family are always on the run and must use magic to stay hidden and safe. When Dagny meets Marc, everything changes. For the first time, she can imagine a future that doesn’t involve constantly changing her life. Despite the risk, Dagny vows to stop running. But as their enemies start closing in, Dagny wonders if she can ever really live a normal life and if she can actually trust Marc.
This fast-paced debut novel by K.L. Kranes merges fantasy and romance and takes the reader on an exciting magical adventure.
About the Author
K.L. Kranes lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband, daughter and their adorable dog. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Communications. K.L. moved to New York City after college and worked in public relations before returning to her true passions of writing and editing. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and trying out new potential hobbies. Her latest endeavors include driving her dog crazy as she learns the guitar and making a fool of herself as a novice swing dancer.