The Energy Room

      Styna Lane / Fantasy
The Energy Room

Angie Dawson is able to manipulate the elements, but what good is it when she's been held captive in an underground government facility her entire life?At almost 18 years old, she has surrendered to her life of testing, until the arrival of a suspicious new psychologist.Angie must journey down a path of trust, while still protecting the others like herself, to whom she is connected in her dream.Angela Dawson lives in a tiny apartment on the tenth floor, with white walls, a window full of lies, and a hidden camera in the corner of the ceiling. All the coffee and pancakes in the world couldn't make her choose her current residence over a soggy, cardboard box in the back of a flea-infested alley. Of course, she doesn't have that option. Angie has been raised in the captivity of The Facility for as long as she can remember. Though she is able to manipulate elements, The Facility took measures, after her first failed escape attempt, to prevent the use of her abilities outside of testing: Electro-Cuffs. They are as painful and deterring as the name suggests, and the ever-present threat of electrocution ensures that Angie's power is anything other than her own. Now, almost eighteen years old and with no hope of escape, Angie has surrendered to her life of testing, poking, and prodding within the thirty-floor, underground prison. That is, until a suspicious, young psychologist is hired to crack open her most protected secret; the locations of the five others like herself, to whom she is connected in her dreams. Faced with decisions based on trust, love, deceit, and breakfast foods, Angie's transformation into an adult—and into a human being—is far more extraordinary than she could have ever imagined within the suffocating walls that raised her.
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