Free! “Avoidables 1-3” by Rachel Medhurst
Genre: Fantasy Romance
*This is episode 1 in the Avoidables serial.*
This novella is dedicated to all those that feel discriminated against because of the way they look. You are beautiful!
My name is Hope and I’d like to introduce you to our world. Earth is full of two races, the Avoidables and Perfects. I’m an Avoidable because I only have one arm. I was born that way apparently. Because of my defect, my mother had to move to the Lower Side. The Perfects are humans that have no physical flaws. They live in luxury, while we live in filth.
Avoidables have defects ranging from looks to unexplained gifts. Some of us are half breeds. Dragons and animals were known to have bred with the human race thousands of years ago. We all live in cities, usually divided in two. The Perfects live on the Upper Side, while the Avoidables inhabit the Lower Side. We’ve been consumed by hate for a race that rejects us so heartlessly. We’ve become dangerous. All we want is the Perfects to love and respect us.
I like to sneak over to their side sometimes. It’s fun to watch how they live. To watch their perfect gorgeous faces react to the one armed freak. Until I met Jason anyway. He ignored the fact that I had one arm, even daring to touch my shoulder stub. What happened when he did, blew my mind. I was no longer an ugly Avoidable. I was much, much better than any Perfect.