Toby MacNutt is a queer, nonbinary, disabled artist, author, and teacher living in Vermont. Their work has previously been published in such places as Liminality Magazine, Arsenika, and Capricious Magazine, and their collection If Not Skin was published by Aqueduct Press. Find more of their work at www.tobymacnutt.com, or say hi on Twitter @tobywm.
The land burns so hot and high tonight that Let can see its orange glow even from the heart of The City of Birds. It burns so thick she can taste the whole year’s growth of leaves and branches on her lips. It burns so fast she can almost hear the deer and cottontails scream as flames outrun them and devour them whole.
Strange Horizons is a weekly magazine of and about speculative fiction. We publish fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, and art. For more information, see our about page. All material in Strange Horizons is copyrighted to the original authors and may not be reproduced without permission.