Recently released gay science fiction novella Angel’s Feather, the first book in the Flyer Chronicles series.
Angel’s Feather Synopsis
How far would you go for the one you love? How much of yourself would you sacrifice?
Trapped on a decaying Earth and cut off from the rest of the Universe, humans are no longer allowed to leave their planet. Break this one law and you die: a penalty enforced by flyers, aliens who look like angels of long-lost religions. Michael, the flyers’ leader, is the Punisher who carries out every public execution.
Adam, a young human with near-perfect memory, is committed to rebuilding Earth and a true believer in the flyers’ dominion. While Adam’s support for flyers isn’t a secret, his deep love for Michael is. Not even Michael knows, for his kind never take human lovers, and to Adam, they are too far above him to reach.
In his broken and unwelcoming world, Adam’s love can only lead to pain, loss, and disaster. Yet there is no force in the huge expanse of stars and galaxies that can stop Adam from following Michael to the end of existence. Not even Adam’s own beliefs.
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THE NEXT MORNING, I woke up early enough to watch the sunrise from my window. I showered, got dressed, and went downstairs. I took my dinner out of the oven, and I turned it into our breakfast after adding a few more ingredients. It was the least I could do to make up for bailing on dinner the night before. And for embarrassing my mom in front of the whole village.
She finally came into the kitchen when everything was ready and sat on her chair without saying a word to me. I bit my lower lip until I felt blood oozing out of it. I’d really upset her this time. Reluctantly, I sat down and pulled my tea cup closer. She turned to face me, as if she hadn’t even realized I was there. Her warm smile took me by surprise, but I welcomed and returned it. I picked up the hot cup of tea and brought it to my lips to take a small sip.
“So it is Michael, isn’t it?”
The words shot right through me. I felt the hot liquid scalding my thigh and dripping down my leg, but I couldn’t move or scream in pain. My mom darted out of her chair and forced me to stand. She removed my pajama bottoms and started mumbling something I couldn’t quite understand. In a flurry of motion and broken whispers, she had ointment spread over my fresh burns and had them wrapped in soft bandages.
“You silly child, why would you do that?”
“I’m sorry, Mom. I know I am a disappointment.” I felt like crying again, but before I could, she had me nestled against her chest, hugging me as if her life depended on it.
“No child has ever made a parent prouder, Adam. Don’t you ever doubt that!”
“But… but I lust after an angel, mom. And not any angel, their freaking leader!” I sounded like a petulant child who’d broken his favorite toy and it made me cringe. I wanted the earth to split open and swallow me.
“Oh, my poor boy! He’d be lucky if he ever had you. You are not beneath Michael, you’ve never been subpar, and I thought that flyer knew it as well as I did.”
Her words shook me out of my tantrum. I pushed away from her and stared dumbfounded into her eyes. “You mean to say you haven’t just realized this now?”
She laughed softly and ruffled my hair. “Adam, I knew Michael fascinated you since the day your father was executed. I just never guessed it went that deep.”
Prizes: $10 Amazon Gift Card; 3 x ebook copy of science fiction short story Craving Stains.
About the Author
Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.
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