City-State: Our “Sketchy” Vision…

A rough sketch of the dystopian nation of City-State! What do you think?


A Little Like, Please?


Hello! As novice writers, James and I need a love – love in the form of likes.

If you would, please “like” us on Facebook. With this, we hope you equally like (or love) our literature.

Yes, James and I will follow and/or like you in return! Please comment and tell us your social media platform(s), and we will give you a little social media love.

James and I are avid supporters of all authors, musicians, artists, etc. All of us can become successful through a simple click or tap of that magical “like” or “follow” button!

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Thanks so much!

Attention! Beta Readers Needed!


Hello! I hope you all are having a great day!

My writing partner, James, and I are seeking beta readers for our dystopian anthology. We conducted one beta read back in March, and we have been reediting and revamping it. The anthology will be ready for this second beta read around the middle of September. If you are busy, I can send it in late September.

James and I have created a futuristic world called City-State where the government has total control of its people. However, there are rebels who wish to save City-State from its current political evils.

If you are interested, James and I would like for you to read for content, clarity, coherence, and interest. We want our readers to clearly see the story project as a movie in their minds, and we want readers to emotionally connect with the characters. No grammar editing is needed.

If you would like a little preview of City-State to see if you are interested in beta reading, check out our blog!

Thanks! James and I hope to hear from you soon!

Kaisy and James

Character Spotlight : Guillotina


Guillotina pic

Greetings from the dystopian nation of City-State! This week’s brief post highlights the fierce, ballsy persona of Guillotina.

Guillotina will be featured in the up coming anthology: The Dystopian Nation of City-State: Origin, Corruption, and Rebellion.  Furthermore, she might be a minor character in the StarChild novel set (her whereabouts and purpose are still under construction within the trilogy – ah, the rough draft process!). :)

Tina’s upbringing and adolescence were rough and disheartening; her mother’s life was destroyed by nanomachines. In turn, Tina was effected by the nanomachines, giving her supernatural powers.

Her remarkable talent to retrieve other people’s feelings and memories, her ability to heal from deadly wounds quickly, and her ability to morph her right arm into a sharp sword will entice and entertain readers.

Guillotina is a vicious fighting machine with long, straight jet black hair, and a trim, fit physique. Her hot temper leads to a few rash decisions. Plus, she has an agenda…

…just look for the woman with long, straight jet black hair.

More to come from City-State…

The Progression of City-State


Hello! It’s been a great week for the nation of City-State and StarChild!

James and I have two projects in the works. The first is The City-State Anthology which is a collection of short stories that focus on different residents of the dystopian nation entitled City-State. These stories highlight the various hardships that burden the people of this futuristic nation.

The other work in progress is the trilogy entitled StarChild. James and I are currently writing Book One of the trilogy. The story of StarChild takes place within the nation of City-State. To be clear, everything takes place in the nation of City-State.

Some of the characters in the anthology will appear in the novel set. Some characters who are featured in the anthology will not appear in the trilogy. All in all, James and I hope you love (and hate) these characters as much as we do. In a dystopian world, many events (positive and negative) can become a reality, and we hope to bring a distinct reality to our characters that effect readers emotionally.

We are truly excited about both of these projects. James and I hope to publish and market the anthology early next year, and Book One of The StarChild Trilogy will soon follow.

Throughout this blog, James and I will highlight the various personas of City-State. We will also feature different plot elements, the nation’s array of technical gadgets and technical equipment, and some of the government’s cruel procedures that lead many residents to flee to the safe haven of Nocturnity.

As you see at the top of this webpage, there is a short story from the anthology entitled “The Novice”, and there is also a chapter from Book One of StarChild. Enjoy! And please, feel free to comment! James and I love feedback (positive or negative).

Again, thanks for following our blog… There is more to come from City-State!

One last note – James and I will need beta readers for the anthology sometime next month. We LOVE feedback, and if you enjoy dystopian literature, please let us know if you would like to be a beta reader.

Kaisy and James

Welcome to City-State!

War Remains

Welcome to City-State!  This fictional, futuristic nation continues to be engulfed in debauchery, laced with greed, booming with technology, and riddled with violence.  However, amidst all the chaos and anarchy, hope presents itself through those who believe in the simple idea of freedom.

From the floating realm of Olympus to the underground metropolis of Nocturnity, the residents and the rebels attempt to find normalcy during an era of corrupt government power after the fall of the United States in the year 2200.

James and I hope you enjoy these short excerpts illustrating the personal hardships, struggles, and triumphs of the specific personalities within City-State and its alternate surroundings.


James Courtney and Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills