The Special Ones
by Em Bailey
Esther is one of the Special Ones: four young spiritual guides who live in a remote farmhouse under the protection of a cult leader.He watches them around the clock, ready to punish them if they forget who they are-- and all the while, broadcasting their lives to eager followers on the outside. Esther knows that if she stops being Special, he will "renew" her. Nobody knows what happens to the Special Ones who are taken for renewal, but Esther fears the worst. Esther must keep up the performance if she wants to survive long enough to escape.