a soft sci-fi futuristic thriller
by Hazel Dains

It's the year 2256 and everything is different.  And the world is not to Malcolm's liking.  He dreams of being freed from the wooden prison that everyone else in the village seems to be ok with. He is soon assigned the role of forager and is responsible for finding materials from abandoned towns that could be useful to the village.  But instead, he finds intrigue and the truth behind all the lies that the village has told him.  soon enough, Malcolm comes face to face with the dangers of revealing the truth. he must decide if he has the courage to do the right thing, even if it means risking the love of the only girl he's ever cared about.