Genre: YA Myth Adaptation
Word Count: 64,000
Pitch: Aaryn wants to become the next great cupid. His mistake? Shooting Karma, a ballet prodigy who’s traded her future for the love of a selfish jerk. Now, Aaryn’s been banished to Earth as a human.
I saved my arrows for last.
It was a warm night on Earth for my first assignment. Phoebe, my mentor, worked from the shadows, her slender body appearing indestructible as she lifted her bow, her skin like milk.
“Aaryn,” Phoebe said. “Those two.” Golden shivers of light passed through the arrow she notched into her bow, and when she retracted, the fletching made a dent against the apple of her cheek. Her coal-lined eyes focused on two teens standing by the door of the high school.
Even though we were invisible, the teens seemed nervous. The girl cast little glances at her date, who was busy wiping his palms down his suit pants.
Narrowed her gaze.
With a snap, a glittery path tore through the air, the arrow disintegrating with a burst of light through the boy’s tie.
Phoebe slid a cool glance in my direction. I’d never experienced the arrows like that. I’d devoured the class material and studied more than I would ever admit. Now, right before my eyes, love was beginning to unfold. The punch of my heart seemed to chase the next shot.
Phoebe placed a second arrow against the silver wire and brought the girl into her sights. The arrow flew and disappeared. Wow.
The teens held each other for a long time. They kissed. The whole thing was amazing, really. Two humans who hadn’t even reached adulthood, who’d barely started to learn about life, and they’d already found their soul mate.
“You’re up,” Phoebe said.