I still have to create the synopsis, but this is the summary for the query letter to an agent that I will be submitting to shortly. The letter needs to be as damn well perfect as possible. I'll skip the writing background paragraph. This is just the opening and summary. It is addressed exactly as per their official requirements. The Submissions Department, I am pleased to submit the first three chapters from my 63000 word literary fiction manuscript entitled, Martyr; an often brutal story about a homeless girl fighting to earn love and acceptance. Soon after running away from her neglectful mother, fourteen-year-old Mykhaila Podrebinsky survived horrific abuse at the hands of a scheming Junky. Now suffering from anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, she has a tense relationship with Dan, an overweight security guard who lets her sleep in the cemetery on the grave of her identical twin, who died just after birth. When not with Dan, Mykhaila cares for neglected and lonely souls in a poverty ravaged neighborhood dubbed Needle Town, using Mother Teresa and her late grandfather Yosyp as inspiration. A Ukrainian academic, Yosyp worked as a Gulag guard before moving to the west as a human-rights campaigner, encouraging Mykhaila’s love of books and learning. Craving love and acceptance, Mykhaila daydreams of a wealthy girl she sees in a café every week, fantasizing about an intimate, beautiful relationship. She is naturally attracted to girls, but is too scared to make a move. Mykhaila’s fragile world quickly falls apart when Dan drags her into the same nightmare that she managed to escape. When he struggles to accept his own darkness and commits a gruesome suicide in front of Mykhaila, she is weakened to the point where she loses faith in humanity, love, and mostly importantly, herself. Consumed by hopelessness, she sees only one way to escape. The story is primarily told in first person, with splashes of second and third.