2036: The Final Resistance
by Leah McClellan
After fifteen years of global isolationism, widespread bombings, and the leadership of a fanatical dictator, life has changed. Protests are memories, lies are truth, the free press is gone, and tolerance is exchanged for torture. A silent desperation falls over Washington, DC and the entire United States. Kathryn Foster had marched the marches and waved the signs, and she’d once fantasized about using her Power to stop the seeds of fascism before they took root. But she's horrified with her violent thoughts and hopes for the best instead. When she’s assaulted a few years later, her Power fails. Pregnant, her options are illegal and risky, and with her Iranian-American friend Maheen’s help, she fights her revulsion and lovingly raises her daughter, Regina. As conditions worsen, her buried rage emerges as she longs to do something, anything to stop the destruction. And twelve years later, the Resistance reorganizes into an army of Power. Kathryn’s Power. Regina’s Power. Maheen’s Power. But she can barely look at the leader. It’s America’s last chance for freedom, and it’s kill or be killed. Can she trust him?