The Recipients of the Years of Amelia Layne

Amelia Layne is a woman in crisis. The loss of her daughter a year ago sent her into a downward spiral of grief, and she now seeks to end the pain with a jump off the George Washington Bridge. As Amelia’s body sinks into the Hudson, Death itself intervenes and tells Amelia she was destined to live a long, healthy life of 93 years. But, if she’s determined to throw it away, she will instead be allowed to donate her remaining time to others who are fated to die within the year. Death gives her a device to identify potential recipients and a warning: giving away life won’t be as easy as she thinks. She must get to know each recipient to determine if they are worthy of more years or if that time will be a burden for them. Amelia accepts the offer and only then learns the final catch: she has only seven months to disperse her unwanted time or she’ll be stuck with the remaining years—in a coma. In order to die as planned, Amelia must now learn to value life.

Join Amelia on her journey: new episodes will be published the first of every month on this website.


Episode 1: A Beginning to the End of Amelia Layne

Episode 2: An Introduction to the Life of Amelia Layne