Senaa Ahmad lives in Toronto, where she works in film, fails to improve her Arabic, and tries not to kill all the house plants. Her short fiction appears in or is forthcoming from Strange Horizons and Augur Magazine. She is working on a short novel. You can find her, sort of, at senaa-ahmad.com.
Ama’s arm rested protectively around the girl’s shoulder as the giant bird glided above, its head angling right to left. Violet-black wings soared across a cloudless sky, blocking the sun’s midday rays and swathing sections of the village in deep shadow. Given its size, this argentavis was one of her first, but too far above for her to differentiate by name. Even across the distance, Ama could feel its heartbeat synced to hers, their lives intertwined until death.
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