Having spent many years working in remote corners of the world, Lorraine now lives by the sea in Scotland writing stories that are touched by folklore and the wilderness. She has published several short stories, and tweets @raine_clouds about science and writing (and cats). Her debut novel, This Is Our Undoing, is out in August 2021.
Lying in bed last night I felt fingers reach in, grabbing. I opened in spite of myself as you clawed me with your fingernails, flattened, panicked. Split throat, iron tongue, white masks ranged overhead, the rings on their fingers scraping me as they reached in to take you.
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