Kay Chronister's fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Shimmer. She is currently a graduate student in Literature at the University of Arizona. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she taught at a children's home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Find her online at kaychronister.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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