LIMITLESS Publishing Author
Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. Her first stories were written at the age of nine in wide ruled spiral notebooks (which were supposed to be used for class) and in the various diaries she kept. Stories she wrote from age nine to twelve fill about four storage boxes! Since she’s upgraded to a computer, she’s completed over fifty books and still going strong. Her genres include dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.
With just two days until her 18th birthday—Shay, must make the hardest decision of her life.
Shay finds her once easy and charmed life, on a marine research center, threatened when she discovers that she’s been in the developmental phase of a highly classified research project.
Phase One: Developmental
“From birth until Synthetic Hominid Assumed Youth (S.H.A.Y.) reaches 18, give all necessary freedoms to S.H.A.Y. in order to grow in an open environment; exploring creativity, intelligence, motor skills and morality. Provide direction via Performance Optimized Parent (P.O.P.) program which learns along with latest S.H.A.Y. …Each S.H.A.Y. is to receive care from an Optional Human Parent (O.H.P.); in order to guide S.H.A.Y. in the discovery of morality.”
Shay’s age marks the beginning of a new era; a second phase.
Phase Two: Experimental
“From 18 to 20, S.H.A.Y. must experience loss, struggle and love…”
“What’s that mean, Pop?”
“In phase two: experimental; S.H.A.Y. suffers first: loss.”
“Duh, Pop, what kind of loss?”
“O.H.P. must die.”