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by C.M. Simpson (Goodreads Author)
Chani dreams of the ritual of Severance, which allows her to leave her people's homeland, but when the company she works for moves to take her people's lands, she is exactly where she needs to be. All she has to do is convince Security Officer Asleyan that her visits to Palmyra Ridge are essential, and maybe gain his assistance in defending those she holds most dear. But ...more
Published August 25th 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing/Smashwords
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I love this story. I started writing it in around 1996, but did not finish it until 2008. Since then, I have edited and revised it prior to uploading it to Smashwords and Kindle. It is a story about searching for a place in the world and, I guess, of making a place for yourself. It explores issues of heritage and ties to a homeland, as well as issues of origin. Palmyra Ridge is a short science fiction story exploring issues of belonging, bloodlines and heritage in a changing world. Just under ...more
I was born in far north Queensland,Australia, but my father was a teacher with itchy feet, so I got to see a lot more of Queensland and a fair bit of the rest of Australia by the time I left home. I've been a teacher, stablehand, receptionist and cleaner amongst other things, but am now content to write while holding down a day job in administration. I enjoy writing speculative fiction in all its ...moreMore about C.M. Simpson...