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Eight years ago, there was no World Government. There were no agents, no carts. The fear of a nosebleed did not exist. Then came The Affection-an incurable disease that ran rampant across the planet, killing off roughly 60% of the human population. Two years later-with order in shambles and governments all over the world in ruins-the World Government formed. That’s when the real trouble began. The WG made it its mission to segregate the sick (known as “Affected”) from the rest of the population in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading. Agents were put into place to corral the ill and the God-forsaken carts were introduced. For the past six years, Ethan has lived a quiet life. He has done his best to remain out of the public eye and, more importantly, off of the agents’ radars. However, when his ex-girlfriend, daughter of the famous scientist who first discovered the disease, is captured by agents and taken to World Government headquarters to be experimented upon, Ethan can no longer pretend the world around him doesn’t exist. On his way to save her, Ethan is thrust into a place of turmoil, espionage and conspiracies. Will he be able to handle the pressures of reality? Will he be able to save her in time?
It all begins with a braid—something simple yet, when molded by caring hands, something that can be weaved into a chassis for emotion, insight and inspiration. The beginning of the braid brings with it a new start: a chance to create something both practical and elegant, both useful and de trop. The end of the braid leads to an appeal: a request to acknowledge its simplistic splendor.
After the appeal comes a summary; a game; a bout of the dramatic. Continuing through the inter-weaving of friendships, families and fame, it cradles humor, nestles itself into the crevices of desire and hope, then rides the tides of the unattainable to a shore of infinite possibilities. It guides us through a field of laughter, labor and love—and then it all ends with a braid.
Snap! is a patchwork quilt of short stories, summaries and poems that play host to a vivid spectrum of emotional stimuli. It pines to illicit feelings of joy, affection, tenacity, reluctance, forgiveness, loss and many different aspects of love. Resolved to arouse thoughts of understanding, Snap! contains relatable snippets of life, reminding readers that they are not alone in their own minds; others share the same moments of laughter, drama, love and loss that they do. The mission of Snap! is this: to afford its readers a sense of communal understanding—while providing laughter, tears, compassion and mayhem in the process. Between two braids, a realm of the familiar awaits.