Sunday, June 15, 2014

XV. Assembling the Cast - Talla Kellerman

Talla Kellerman, Progen Technician by Sam Alcarez.

Talla Kellerman 

The Kellermans were part of the first wave of laborers to work these mines. They strictly followed contract law and re-negotiated their contracts to allow them to bear a child. Their new contract granted their wish in exchange for them working additional hours and agreeing to contract their child to work. By age 6, Talla, was running tools for the adult technicians. By age 8 she was being put to use climbing through machines into areas where adults couldn't reach in order to perform repairs. This practice could save hours of dis/re-assembly time. As an expert technician born of Progen colonists Kellerman earned access to tiny freedoms and luxuries not afforded to Drop laborers. However, Talla, has no love for the Prods. She has watched her parents and friends get literally worked to death and witnessed countless abuses from her masters. Steely and precise on the outside like the machines that shaped her, Talla, knows the joy and love her parents felt for each other and for her, but it is buried down deep under the anger from all that has been taken from her by FerrumSky.



(by Nick Baran. Edited by Lisa Quintero)

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