The Order (work in progress)
Truth is everything. Everything is Truth. There is no self. Only Truth. There is nothing else. Only Truth.
Calys has repeated those words, along with the rest of the Holy Scriptures, more times than she can count. It is the first task of any initiate of the Order to ingrain those sacred words into their minds until they live them with every breath. No matter what chores the Elders give, no matter how exhausted the initiates are, the words never stop. Their focus never wavers.
All in preparation for the Day, the great ritual that finally inducts the initiates into the Order and reveals the Truth in all its blinding glory.
Calys has waited for the Day with every fibre of her being for as long as she could remember, even more than the other initiates.
Only something has gone wrong.
The Day is almost here, but one of the initiates, Luka, has fallen sick.
But initiates don’t get sick. They can’t. Sickness is a lie. A distortion of the Truth. Those enlightened to the Truth, from initiates to Elders, can't get sick. At least that’s what the Order teaches. And if that's wrong, what else isn't true?
Slowly at first, then faster and faster, Calys’ world starts to unravel, and the truth behind the Order turns out to be more horrifying than she could ever have imagined.