Broken Chains by M.C.A. Hogarth
Approx. 15,450 words.
Published on October 27, 2010.
"Ethical Perspectives on History" seems like an innocuous enough elective...until the teens taking it discover the genetic engineering that created the Alliance's alien races wasn't as perfect as they were told as children and that their new teacher, Kellen Grove, might have his own reasons for his passions. This is a senior year they'll never forget.
Previously published as "A Distant Sun."