From my current WIP “The Flare”
Everyone was waiting.
She was waiting.
Waiting for her body to wake up and give her the sign. The indicator that one of these men was made to kindle her flare and bring her body into womanhood. Every unmatched male on the planet gathered for each Flare Ceremony, hopeful they’d be chosen as a mate. With fewer and fewer females born each year, it was becoming increasingly important.