When the Chips Are Down

ABOUT Anne Rasico

Anne Rasico
I grew up in a very small town in Indiana with my mother, step father, and 15 animals (that's right, 15). I started writing poetry and short stories at the age of 13 and received an Honorable Mention for Literary Excellence from the Iliad Press for my poem "She Didn't Come Home."



You’re part of their system. You’re just another number on a long list of anonymous integers. You’re breathing their air, you’re taking up their space, and you ask for their protection by willingly handing over your freedoms and now you’re in their way!
Can’t you hear them outside? You said something didn’t you?
They’ve watched your every move and heard your words and now that you know the truth, they want your silence.
They’re here for you now.

When Brooklyn awakes from a two year coma, the world around her has changed like she never imagined. Everyone is now required to have a microchip implanted in their arm, but it's no ordinary microchip.

Her friends are convinced that the chip controls people's minds, as they've seen everyone's behavior become increasingly strange. While seeking refuge on a secluded farm with her friends, Brooklyn learns of a secret plot that will ultimately destroy the world. She and her friends must act to expose the truth before it's too late.

The idea for my book started with a Myspace post. A friend posted a link to their newsfeed about how microchips were going to become the future and how they would be equipped with a homing device to track the person's whereabouts at all times. The mere thought of something so invasive and disturbing got me thinking, and I just let my imagination run with it