To My Maker


Lisa Dowdall

A dystopic tale from Sydney author, Lisa Dowdall.



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The ‘S’ behind my ear stands for Synthetic. A girl designed, not birthed. Nia is a manufactured slave, built only to serve .

So what happens when she starts asking questions she was never meant to ask?

About The Author:

Lisa Dowdall is a writer and scholar based in Sydney. She has a PhD in Creative Practice from UNSW, and her fiction has previously appeared in Seizure Online and Headspring. She is currently working on a fantasy novel called Impossible Things, which imagines magic as a non-renewable resource.

About the Slinkies series:

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