Chosen - A Children of the Gods Short Story by Monica Millard
Approx. 3,660 words.
Published on December 3, 2011.
For as long as Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran.
The threat of losing Niko, the boy she loves causes her to act, to draw attention to herself. In doing so, she has drawn more interest than she intended