Margaret Wack is a writer, poet, and classicist whose work has been published in Strange Horizons, Liminality,Twisted Moon, and others. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award. She enjoys dead languages, bad weather, and innumerable cups of tea. More can be found at margaretwack.com.
Something knocks on the door. Esther, dreaming, would like to ignore it. Instead, she blinks awake and grabs her shotgun, because dead things typically call for bullets, not spell work, and whatever wants inside her home is certainly dead.
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