Ming called Sopha a haunted child. The monks at the village wat looped red strings around her wrists to keep her spirit from being carried off, but we always knew she only half belonged to us.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Kay Chronister's "The Lights We Carried Home."
before fighting crime,
he takes off his binder
puts on a wig
pulls on clothes he's glad he didn't throw away.