We'll All Be Dead by Winter

“When they failed to kill us defectives, the Pure shut us out. That was in March.
Most of the Rebels died in May.
As for the rest of us, we’ll all be dead by winter.”

In a future where humans are born missing vital organs, and heat is the only resource convertible into energy, most defectives are living on borrowed time. When winter comes, the lack of heat will kill any who require energy to keep their organs functional.
Makoto knows he only has until then to save his sister, born without any missing organs, who was taken away to be used as an incubator by the people intent on recreating a world without technology.
With the help of Rui, a mysterious boy he meets in the ruins of his hometown, he must storm the sanctuary and rescue his sister before it’s too late. Can these two succeed where the rebels failed?

This is "We'll All Be Dead by Winter," my cyber-punk submission for the MAL x HF Writing Contest 2022. Chapters will be uploaded at 3:00 PM PDT every Monday and Thursday. The last chapter will go up at 3:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 31st.
Story by: Ileana L (Twitter: @idollandfill OR @ileana_lallain)
Cover by: Mar K (Twitter: @mar2imo06)

Hope you enjoy!

This is "We'll All Be Dead by Winter," my cyber-punk submission for the MAL x HF Writing Contest 2022. Chapters will be uploaded at 3:00 PM PDT every Monday and Thursday. The last chapter will go up at 3:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 31st.
Story by: Ileana L (Twitt...

Author
GenreSurvivalPost-ApocalypticCyberpunk
UpdatedAug 08, 2022
Chapters13
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count35,950
Featured fan art of this novel.