Most of the beta readers for this story classified it as gut-wrenching and brutal. The speculative elements in it are subjective and cultural. So unlike my other work, this isn’t a fantasy story. It’s mainstream but dark. It appeared in Bourbon Penn Issue #12.
My personal favourite in this volume is Walter Dinjos’ piece, The Worst Breed of Vultures. Beautifully realised with razor sharp prose, this story cuts deeply and leaves an unforgettable mark.