Can you imagine the future? What is it like? Is it a world not very unlike our own, or is it vastly different, with new forms of energy powering it? In this collection of stories, eleven authors take turns answering these questions. Some of these stories take place in an American atmosphere, while others take place in China or even Japan. There's a wide range of stories, as well as authors.
Ever since her older brother died a few months ago, Scarlett's life has been falling apart. Her mom sleeps all day, her dad is distant and she has stopped eating. The only thing that brings Scarlett joy is riding her horse around the secluded island on which she lives. That is, until she meets Will. Will and his father moved to Catalina Island from Connecticut, which is exciting news for the residents of their small town. For some reason, Will and Scarlett are drawn to each other and it may be because of a secret Will is hiding.
Kate Vaughn runs a boutique in South Carolina. She’s been dating Rowan for four years, and their parents are meeting. But she isn’t sure if she really loves him or not. Meanwhile, Luna, who Kate gave up for adoption thirteen years ago, finds her on Facebook.
Lorelei is a normal teen, or she was before she discovered she is possessed by a demon that should have killed her. Everything thing she knows is falling apart, she has a crush on the angel of death, her best friend is trying to get her to train her ability's and to top it all off, she is being hunted by something evil and deadly. All Lorelei wants is her old life back, but she doesn't want to give up everything she loves.
Heather Conrad is supposed to just house-sit her ex-boss' new home, except when she arrives, her ex-boss tells her that she is watching her seven-year-old daughter, Izzy, as well as the house. Then one day, Heather and Izzy go to a coffee shop, and they meet a guy named Ryan. Before long, Heather, Izzy, and Ryan are good friends. But soon, things become creepy......
After 16 year old Katy Greene's mother dies, Katy goes to live with her Aunt in Japan. At school, Katy meets a boy with a bad reputation and strange powers. His drawings can come alive, but when they do, they are evil. When his powers are revealed to Katy, she gets involved, so when she finds out he is in danger she has to help. Gangsters want him to draw drugs and guns for them and when he refuses they kidnap both him and Katy.
The Lunch Lady and her sidekick Betty are back again. It’s time for yearbook pictures, and the team has to stop the photographer, Stefani DePino, from scamming the students. Nearly all the students seem to be mysteriously suffering from acne breakouts, possibly ruining their pictures. Lucky for the students, DePino has a solution. When the Lunch Lady finds out about the scam, she sets out to stop her. How will she be able to stop this sabatoge?
Melanie was Joy’s best friend until the day she committed suicide. Joy was distraught, believing nothing would ever be the same. All her parents wanted to do was stick her in counseling; against her wishes, they succeeded. All Joy wanted to do was bury her feelings, not tell some stranger about them!