Catherine had thought getting a friend for her android, Hokuro, would be simple. But when Hokuro ends up choosing the beautiful but troubled Seiji, their lives are turned upside-down. Suddenly confronted with their own respective baggage, they struggle to create a family together, all while Seiji's past comes back to haunt them.

'A Bird with Gold-Mended Wings' is a light sci-fi/slice of life kinetic novel, following a year in the lives of Catherine and her android family. It is a story of healing and found family, addressing the danger (both real and potential) of denying another's personal autonomy for one's own expectations and agendas.

The project is currently in development, with a projected length of 130,000 words.

Copyright Shaynn "Mole" Haugen 2009 -