Damien lived a normal life in Buckingham Road. He went to school and had a few friends, nothing too absurd. That was until his mother died and his father buried her in secret. Until flames devoured the life of his captors. Until he was stranded on the streets running from unfamiliar faces. But they knew him. He followed the prophecy and there he found it. “He’s one of us.”
Over the course of 2020, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a fully realised novella. This is one of the novellas produced in these workshops. The Year of the Novella was made possible by the generous support of Create NSW.