Mistakenly sent? Or sent to kill?
An orphan girl, half human/half machine is sent to live with an elderly man and his sister in an outlying community far from battlefields and political agendas. Here, the girl will challenge those around her, may even find love and acceptance, and yet her very presence threatens to destroy her new home.
This is a short story and re-imagining of the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I've adored Anne and her adventures since I was a young girl - fun to fuse some steampunk and dystopian goodness into Montgomery's world. I may expand this into a novella at some point, but for now...enjoy the quick read.
Publishing history: Awarded first place in the Surrey International Writers Conference contest, "Writing for Young People" category and published in the 2013 SIWC Anthology.
Cover Designer: Gaetano Pezzillo
Background Art: http://nataliaalejandra.deviantart.com/
Model: Joslyn Winters