The Other Room
by Ariadne Blayde
Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. When a chance encounter after school leads to a growing connection between them, Austin's imagination, intelligence, and constant struggles to connect with the world are revealed in the form of four characters representing his inner life. By turns funny and heartbreaking, The Other Room is a compelling and sensitive glimpse into a unique and misunderstood mind.
By Chance Allen
Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the days after their fathers death. Tommy, the youngest son, stayed by his fathers side and supported him through and through. Charles, the oldest son, despises his father and chose to walk out on him many years ago. So when Tommy cleans his fathers house out and Charles walks in, the two brothers engage in tense conversations about the past, themselves, and the man who brought them both together. His House explores the intimate, but complicated relationships people have with love, family, and identity.