Fading Out...

      Ayush Srivastava
Fading Out...

When Nick Demming Peters took up a dare, he never expected his life to change forever. As he begins to fall for the deceased Daisy McCain, who is slowly fading from existence, it becomes a choice between their love and her existence. But before that choice has to be made, they must deal with their secrets and lies.It was supposed to be just a dare...When 18 year old Nick Demming Peters entered the haunted Victorian mansion of his small town of Anacresia on a challenge to prove his bravery, on the inside he shook with fear of what might happen. The mansion was haunted by a ghost lady who hated anyone who dared to intrude into her home or tried to damage it. With his barely concealed shaking legs, he enters the mansion at dusk to stay until dawn or until he recovers the necklace kept in the ghost lady’s room. He was hoping nothing might happen. That nothing changes. But everything did.But it is never really that simple now, is it?When 100 year old ghost of Daisy McCain, who died at a young age of 17 on the night her wedding day’s eve, sees the young boy entering the mansion with barely hidden fear, she immediately is drawn to him. But when she sees him try to sneak out the necklace she prizes far more than anything else, she is enraged and decides to scare him to scar him forever. But when she appears in front of him, something happens that neither expected.And now they have a choice to make: Love or Existence?A ghost who chooses to stay can only last 150 years while slowly going weak. Daisy is barely able to hold on to her appearance and she often suffers from memory losses. She knows that having chosen to stay, she will just fade out of existence, never to be reborn again. But Nick isn’t accepting that. He never believed in love at first sight but is now in love with Daisy, who seems to be reciprocating his feelings. Now, when Daisy has no hope for herself, he believes that there must be a way. But once all the secrets and lies are exposed, there is a choice to be made by them both. Do they stay together and let Daisy fade out or do they work to help Daisy move on, and separate her from him and leave two broken hearts in the process?
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    Fear To Live For

      Ayush Srivastava
Fear To Live For

Andrew Jonah Peters has an addiction. An addiction to life-threatening thrills. An addiction to ensuring no regrets. An addiction that he cannot give up. The life of an average teenager hides this addiction but once the secret is exposed, Andrew will face the ultimate choice: To live through the difficult life or to take cover in the soothing embrace of death.It's all about making the right choice.Andrew Jonah Peters has spent all his life making choices. Some of them as trivial as which candy to buy while some of them as life-changing as choosing which parent to live with after their divorce. Every moment has been filled with the fear of losing oneself because of the bad choices. Of regretting not taking what the heart desired for. And then came 'he'.In one encounter with 'him', Andrew was forever changed. There was a way to figure out his heart's desire: through fear. And so started the fall into the addiction of the thrill. The thrill of planning. The thrill of anticipation. The thrill of a successful execution. But there must always be a price. The addiction grows all-consuming within him.And when the secret he hides behind his 'normal teenager' life is exposed to the world, everything changes. Nothing is the same and Andrew has to face it all with the addiction demanding satisfaction as well. And so in the darkest moments of his life, a question arises from within: Should I live in this harsh world or should I escape into the soothing death?
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