Amber

Amber

Joyce Chng

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Short Stories

A young were-lioness bids her time in steel and concrete Singapore.Humanity finally achieved the impossible. Utopia was no longer a dream, but reality. Many nations accepted the authority of the Shepherds, a special class of people who lived by an ideal that others could not. Crime was a thing of the past, and humanity’s dark side was pushed back into the shadows. The streets were not exactly paved with gold, but at least they were safe. But humanity paid a price in exchange for utopia. Psycho Island is the story of the price we paid.
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Winged: A Novella (Of Two Girls)

Winged: A Novella (Of Two Girls)

Joyce Chng

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Short Stories

Winged. Flight. Two girls on the threshold of adulthood and filled with potential. Part coming-of-age story, part steampunk, part speculative fiction - Winged is a multi-leveled tale of two girls, in different worlds, both seeking their own paths.Sara Little has ached to live in America. But being born of a single mother in London’s working class, she could only dream. Then, scrawled in hasty intensity, Sara receives an invitation to America. Drawn to the possibility of a new beginning, she follows God’s whisper and steps forward into the unknown. But more awaits than the realization of her dreams.Sara’s benefactor is handsome widower Christopher Lake, a philanthropist dedicated to helping the less fortunate redefine their future. Though devastated by the loss of his wife, he dedicates himself to her last request: To provide Sara the means for a brighter future.Sara’s gift of art inspires Christopher’s sponsorship, and he is determined to protect her gentle heart while propelling her into artistic society. Even if he must press her forward beyond her shy nature. But when a local paper weaves tales of a romantic entanglement, Sara is struck by the stark reality of a growing devotion. Caught in the whirlwind of debuts and dinner parties, she has fallen in love with the one man she believes she does not deserve.Can a servant girl hope to bless such a noble man to happiness?
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