Habits Kick Back
Prescription drugs are so common in the future they’re called supplements, and dispensed at meals like side dishes. Like everyone else, Luna takes pills to curb her appetite, increase her memory, focus her concentration, improve her mood, even suppress her sex drive.
By her sophomore year in college, however, she’s beginning to wonder what life is like outside this drug-induced state. The perfect opportunity to break out of the mire comes when she sees a picture of a medallion from the 5th century. She’s not sure where she’s seen it, but she hopes once her mind is clear, she will find the artifact.
When she stops taking supplements, she discovers food tastes delicious, her friend Sal is suddenly sexy, and the search for the lost medallion turns into a real adventure.
Hopefully, all her new habits don’t get her killed.
About Marsha Cornelius (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
In 2016, Cornelius organized a monthly literary event called A Novel Idea. She invites five authors to read excerpts to guests at local restaurants in Canton and Alpharetta, Georgia. When she's not spotlighting other authors, she writes. Her novels include:
H10N1 - A thriller about the survivors of a flu pandemic gone awry.
The Ups and Downs of Being Dead - A man has his body cryonically-frozen rather than face death.
Losing It All - A homeless man helps a mother and two children get off the streets.
Habits Kick Back - A college girl stops taking pills that control her weight, help her concentrate, keep her awake, improve her mood, and even suppress her sexual appetite.
A Tale of Moral Corruption - Where women rule and men know their place.
Up To No Good - a busybody suspects her neighbors are making porn videos at home.
Into the Pond - sequel to Up To No Good. Busybody looks into how a woman drowns.