Slipping Frankenstein into my back pocket, I grab my backpack from under the seat in front of me and follow the line of comatose passengers off the plane.
The stale recycled air sits heavy in my lungs, my shoulder knocking into every other seat as I struggle through the narrow aisle.
I follow the trail of people to baggage claim, chewing on a blackpainted fingernail.
An older man decked out in a suit gives me a side glance and I stick my tongue out at him.
Startled, his eyes go wide before his brows narrow and he turns away.
A chemically chipper voice announces an arrival from Houston as we march past an empty Mexican restaurant.
We funnel down an escalator where our luggage waits on slowly rotating conveyor belts.
My bag sticks out like a sore thumb, a faded grey that used to be black with layers of silver duct tape holding it together.
Grinding my teeth, I pull my bag off the belt and look up at the woman rapidly moving toward me on stilettoed feet, her narrow figure swathed in white skinny jeans and a peach cardigan.
she shouts again, waving at me as she pushes through the growing crowd.
“Don’t move, I’m coming!”
As if I had any other choice.
She grabs my arm with a vice-like grip and pulls me into an involuntary hug.
“I’m so glad you’re finally here.
Your dad and I have been so excited!”
“He’s not my dad.”
Linking her arm through mine, she gives me a red smeared pout.
BONUS: Tap for 5 mins to earn 500+ coins!
BONUS: After 5 mins!
TAP TO CONTINUE
Scroll up for menu
TAP TO AUTOPLAY
Speed: 250 WPM
This Chapter is Locked
How to unlock it?
If you are an educator with a classroom license to Literal and would like to assign this book to your students,
please simply let us know the date that you intend to assign this book in class and (with at least one weeks notice)
we will unlock all the chapters in this book.
Email: Info@LiteralApp.com with the book titles and the dates you need them unlocked by.
Why is it locked?
We employ a team of editors who ensure that our technology has properly converted each book into its new Literal format.
We are also a scrappy young startup looking to make sure that we spend our resources wisely.
This means that in some cases we only edit and publish small portions of a book to begin with.
This lets us save on costs and helps focus our efforts on completing only the books that paying customers actually want to read.