A Telepathic Space Pirates Novella
By Carysa Locke
From Pets in Space 8
An outlawed telepath, Iona survives as the best corporate thief in the galaxy, but she’s trapped between the lost memories of her past and the corporate contract that owns her future. She’ll do anything to find out who she really is and where her abilities came from. Together with Miko, an empathic ferret-like creature who refuses to leave her side, Iona takes a dangerous job that might hold the answers she seeks.
When Iona’s mission intersects with Zephyr, a rival who claims to be more than a mere stranger, her world is shattered. Zephyr’s powers surpass Iona’s, presenting an alluring yet treacherous proposition that could unveil the truth or plunge her into unending darkness.
As the line between trust and betrayal blurs, Iona must navigate a treacherous game of secrets. With each step closer to the truth, the shadowy forces controlling her fate tighten their grip.
In a galaxy teetering on the edge of chaos, Iona’s quest for self-discovery becomes a battle for liberation and survival. Will she have the strength to defy the corporate chains that bind her and forge her own path, or will she succumb to the perils of her own forgotten past?
Originally published in the Pets in Space 8 Anthology.