Happy Monday morning, friends! To give ourselves a little perspective, Monday mornings aren’t all that bad if you compare them to Sunday mornings. Sure, Sunday mornings are normally delightful, but not if you belatedly celebrated your birthday a little too hard the Saturday night before. This is a lesson I have been forced to relearn today.
But now its time for Cover Story, our weekly feature where we extrapolate on the plot on a book based only on its cover. This week’s pick is Timepiece by Myra McEntire, a story that is probably about time travel, but last time I checked time travel doesn’t remove gravity. Or does it? Last time I checked, time travel still wasn’t real, so I guess it’s a bit presumptuous of me to assume anything related to it. Below is my interpretation of the cover, but feel free to leave your own in the comments!
Timepiece: A Cover Story by Megan no h
The scientists told everyone the asteroid would miss us. But the scientists were wrong.
When the asteroid hit, everyone’s lives were turned upside down. Literally. Not only was the earth knocked out of orbit, but gravity was knocked away with it. Suddenly everyone was living in a world where they no longer could stay grounded, floating away unless tethered. The survivors spend their time trying to figure out how to live in this new world. How to grow food, how to travel, how to keep themselves from floating away. But 16 year old Wendy is just trying to figure out how to love.
Wendy has been in love with her next door neighbor Dace for as long as she can remember. Until now he had never given her the time of day. But everything changed when the earth’s gravity disappeared. And now Wendy’s proximity is an extreme asset when it comes to winning Dace’s affection. Can Wendy get herself over to Dace’s house safely? Any mistake and she’ll be floating away...forever. Wendy knows Dace is the one and worth every risk. But once she’s there, how can she make love to Dace when they are constantly floating away from the bed? And how to keep Dace’s family from floating in on them? Wendy doesn’t know the answers to these questions, but she is determined to find out.