Genre: Drabble (100 worded story)
Time Frame: During Pretties, when Shay forms the Cutters to find her own cure and they take their first cuts.
Summary: Hi I'm Shay. This is my memory of my first cut, and the icy red blood that came out.
Disclaimer: I don't own Uglies, the Uglies series is owned by Scott Westerfeld. Copyright Scott Westerfeld 2005-2007.
Author's Note: None.
Warnings: Cutting and Blood
Word Count: 100
I slowly draw the red blade into my skin.
This is it. With this cut, I, along with some other Pretties, will find a cure of our own. Even without Tally's pills.
I finish drawing the red blade into my skin, and I feel icy. I feel like this feeling has been inside me forever, just waiting to get out.
Now, my future is red.
The red blood starts to come out, and the mark left behind is red too.
I watch as all the other Pretties take their red blades.
Now they’ll feel icy too.
Now they'll feel... red.