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.
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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