Alexandria Blaelock writes stories, some of them for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. She's also written four self-help books applying business techniques to personal matters like getting dressed, cleaning house, and feeding your friends.
As a recovering Project Manager, she’s probably too fond of sticking to plan. She lives in a forest because she enjoys birdsong, the scent of gum leaves and the sun on her face. When not telecommuting to parallel universes from her Melbourne based imagination, she watches K-dramas, talks to animals, and drinks Campari.
Controlled and indoctrinated from birth. Strengthened by a eugenics programme. Challenged by genetic, physical and mental tests. The Directorate's elite enforcement arm unwaveringly supports the regime. Here are five of their stories.
Success in the Directorate is not guaranteed. From birth to death, citizens face gruelling physical and mental testing. Lieutenant Jemima Hunt runs candidate 124 through his paces. And finds the over life and death is not always clear cut.