The Osecca Option by Helen Montgomery
Approx. 9,500 words.
Published on February 6, 2011.
Osecca del Mar desperately needs Guild backing to survive the medieval world in which she lives. But the head of the Guild declares the job she trained for is strictly a male profession. Does she have what it takes to prove she’s capable of doing the job? Only one thing is certain: her only friend and confidant, Ace Blackthorn, doesn’t think she is.