Agent Pitch Contest Entry #3: MY NAME IS KARMA
Title: MY NAME IS KARMA
As a Karma, seventeen-year-old Abelia must use her powers to read minds, possess people, and manipulate matter to reward mankind’s good deeds and punish bad ones. She wouldn’t mind this task, and the required relocation from her world to a human high school, if it weren’t for the fact that her boyfriend and co-conspirator is stuck in prison back home. That being the case, she’s certain the corrupt king of their world has sent her away so he can plan something malicious, and the only way she can keep herself and her boyfriend safe is to figure out whatever dastardly plan the king has in store – before he can put it to use against her.
It’s not like I killed someone. Hell, I‘d tried to save someone from being killed. Yet Melissa, my new guardian, glares at me while she reads, all because I’ve been unfairly branded a criminal.
After she’s done assaulting me with her eyes, she focuses her attention on the booklet she’d holding. Ugh, I bet she’ll read the guardian manual word-for-word. I prop my legs on the coffee table and rest my head on the back of the couch. Maybe it’s time to try out the whole “sleeping” thing I’ve heard so much about.
I let go of the thought as soon as I hear Melissa’s next words. “As a Karma living in the human world, you will be responsible for regulating the good and bad deeds of mankind-“
“-Is this based on the normal idea of good and bad, or the messed up version where it’s totally cool to kill an little kid and absolutely vile to attempt to save them?” I interrupt. It’s ridiculous that the king thinks it’s okay to stage executions of innocent people. There’s nothing righteous about that. The fact that he’s composed a guide lecturing Karma on how to be righteous would be laughable, if it weren’t so pathetically sad.
I didn’t think it was possible, but my guardian’s glare increases in intensity. Sorry to separate you from your plethora of books, madam, but I don’t want to be here either. One of the first things I noticed in the room is the books.