Duplication Excerpt – Leigh Clary Abdou

Duplication Trilogy # 1
By- Leigh Clary Abdou
Genre- Sci Fi


Our tomorrows are today, our yesterdays a secret memory.

Under the new world dictatorship of Pangaea, religion dominates, putting those marked as Christian at a disadvantage. Forced to wear crosses on their clothing and adhere to strict governmental rules, Katrine Matthews and Ramsey Greene find themselves oppressed, living under a government duplicating events from the darkest hours of history.
Together, with people of all faiths, Ramsey decides to fight, while Katrine learns to confront her two greatest fears: falling in love and death, which push her to make the ultimate sacrifice.


KATRINE CLEANED HER APARTMENT and what felt like seconds later, Ramsey knocked. The Saturday grocery store ordeal had arrived. She dreamed someday of ordering groceries via the drone delivery method, but costing extra, Katrine and Ramsey opted for pick-up.

Grabbing David, she pinned on their crosses. Placing him on her hip, she looked in the mirror, taking a last fleeting glimpse at her somewhat tamed hair. Blue eyes, green eyes, and two blonde heads returned their stare.

Black bags hung heavily under her eyes, accompanied with a dull, blue hue. The past two years had been difficult. Was she even the same girl? She thought so…maybe. Or maybe she didn’t know her identity anymore.

She looked at their shirts and took in the crosses pinned right above their hearts. In Pangaea, Christians were branded like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. She opened the door to find Ramsey with his cross pinned as well. Public outings without the mark weren’t permitted.

“Okay, let’s go. We want to be one of the first ones there.” Katrine motioned and Ramsey nodded, holding open the door. Christians weren’t allowed in the grocery store until after two PM on Saturdays and Sundays.


About the Author-
Leigh Clary Abdou graduated from the University of Georgia and wrote her first book in the third grade. That story, along with a collection of poems and other books, can still be found in their original location: a purple Trapper Keeper.
Leigh writes Contemporary Fiction and Science Fiction, coupled with romantic and inspirational undertones. Along with her characters, she doesn’t like to work inside a box or color between the lines.
When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, or watching reruns of Friends and Sex and the City.
She considers being a wife and mother her greatest accomplishments.
Leigh loves to connect with her readers!
Website- AuthorLCA.com
Twitter- twitter.com/authorlca
Goodreads- goodreads.com/authorlca


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