My short story "The Unchosen" is the first story in the Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths II anthology, under my other writing name of Trece Angulo.

Like many writers of my generation, I’d been entranced by Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series but always wondered about the boys and girls who weren’t chosen by one of the dragon hatchlings. What happened to their lives? Did they forever resent the ones who were? And what if being chosen wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? "The Unchosen" came about as a result.