I’m Ashlyn. I write YA fantasy and sci-fi featuring queer characters.
Non-writing hobbies: playing my Switch, doodling
I love fantasy, but when it comes to CPing, I’ve branched out and read contemporaries and rom-coms. I love stories starring queer characters.
Shade is a monster with false memories of a life she never lived and desperately longs for. Shade was created to fight the beasts climbing through the breaches in their world. After a mission, Shade sneaks away for a taste of the freedom she had as ’Em’. But then Shade’s childhood friend/girl she was secretly in love with, Harper, finds her. Remembers hers. Turns out the memory implantations were done to more than just her.
To prevent drawing attention to their organization, the Facility allows them to contact each other with the goal of making Harper hate Shade. She can’t do it and instead meets Harper a second and third time, their friendship repairing from the memories’ argument intended to cut Shade off from the humanity they gave her.
When Harper confesses that she likes her, Shade is thrilled and horrified. And that increases the number of lies she needs to ‘become’ Em. Meanwhile, the amount of breaches is growing and they’re affecting Shade and her siblings, the scents making them more aggressive. Shade’s handler already hates her, and her loss of control during a fight doesn’t help.
Shade’s relationship, aside from the lying, with Harper is going well until Harper stumbles across Shade and a beast. The Facility drags Harper to their headquarters and into the mess Shade has been desperate to keep her from. In spite of her inhumanity, Harper doesn’t want to break up. When Shade’s handler threatens to harm Harper, Shade kills her sending Harper fleeing. As the world crumbles, Shade must decide if the rage inside her is worth fighting, Shade or Em, and if so, is she willing to risk getting locked in another dimension to save her own.
I’d say my soul is as dark as my eyes but according to the scientists and mages that made me, I don’t have one.
I’d say a lot of things, except I am not here to speak. Everything is a lie, including me. My memories, my flesh, my goodness. Here, I am a villain, tamed by the Facility to protect the Earth.
Personally, I don’t give a damn. I’d rather crawl back to bed or have a tooth pulled than deal with the woman in charge of me.
Just be polite. There are only so many reasons for me to be summoned here: a mission or for an undeserved lecture. “Morning Ma’am.”
My handler Boyle’s ever-present disdain in her bitter blues bores into me as I enter the too-average-looking office. Her lips twitch at the title but I am being respectful so she can’t call me out. “Shade.” Boyle’s voice could cut ice.. Her heels click as she moves to sit primly at the corner desk. Her suit is pressed and perfect and her blonde hair is in a tight bun, as always. Everything about her screams dick. Which she is.
Seeing her scares me, not because of the power she holds over me, but because of the anger the simmers when I lay eyes on her. My teeth ache and my claws extend.
How do I escape this darkness they keep injecting into me? At some point, I’ll overflow. A body can only hold so much poison.
I want to kill this woman. That is what scares me the most.
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