Spikebreaker by Gareth Lewis
Approx. 10,700 words.
Published on March 27, 2010.
Telepaths are heavily regulated, virtual third class citizens, second class if working for the Specialist Psychic Intervention unit, dealing with psychic crimes, and handling Spikes, newly emerged telepaths endangering all around them.
Lydia is a SPI telepath. Jack is her Spikebreaker, a mentally compatible police officer. Together they fight, well, mainly each other.
An 11,000 word novelette