A Breath Into Silence (United States) published:
It began long ago, in a house falling apart at the seams. The lightning flashed, the thunder raged, and the rain fell down heavily on muddy ground, broken blacktop. The child was curled up somewhere in the woods, in a small little treehouse with a caving-in roof, and if ze were crying the storm covered it up.
The raindrops hit the tarp stretched over the treehouse, tap-tap-tappity-tap, and the child tried to lift zir hands to zir ears, begging...
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