Emily Smith is a speculative fiction writer and a New Yorker by way of the Southwestern deserts. She writes about apocalypses both dreamed and realized, lost cities, and creatures that live beyond the edges of the world. Find her on Twitter as @memilies.
As far back as I could remember, Oma warned me about the bats. She said they would eat me if they found me exposed at night. But I knew the green light of the moon would protect me, even when I was still smaller than Oma.
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