Nora Anthony is a writer who uses fantastical worlds as reflections of the black identity. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast MFA Program and has had work featured in Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine, Black Girl Nerds, and Black Power: A Superhero Anthology. You can read her blog at www.noraanthony.wordpress.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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