By Alison Sinclair
For the Darkborn, solar kills. For the Lightborn, darkness is deadly. residing lower than a centuries-old curse, the Darkborn and the Lightborn proportion the town of Minhorne, coexisting in an uneasy equilibrium yet by no means interacting-until a Darkborn health professional reveals a pregnant fugitive on his doorstep...
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Harvey had closed it up. I was in transit during this. I didn’t get to see him sweat it out, remove the wood reinforcement, bag any evidence along with my body parts, except that elbow. By the time I popped up with enough wherewithal to look down at the goings-on on Earth, I was more concerned with my family than anything else. My mother sat on a hard chair by the front door with her mouth open. Her pale face paler than I had ever seen it. Her blue eyes staring. My father was driven into motion.
But there is no body,” my father tried. “All evidence points to your daughter’s death. ” The uniformed ofﬁcer had been staring to the right of my father’s pleading eyes. I wondered if that was something they’d taught him in school. But Len Fenerman met my father’s gaze. “I’ll call to check in on you later today,” he said. By the time my father turned back to the living room, he was too devastated to reach out to my mother sitting on the carpet or my sister’s hardened form nearby. He could not let them see him.
He whispered. Clarissa giggled nervously but nuzzled the space between his neck and shoulder. For now, she would deny him. After that, Clarissa’s locker was burgled. Gone were her scrapbook, random photos stuck to the inside of her locker, and Brian’s stash of marijuana, which he had hidden there without Clarissa’s knowledge. Ruth, who had never been high, spent that night emptying out the tobacco from her mother’s long brown More 100s and stufﬁng them with pot. She sat in the toolshed with a ﬂashlight, looking at photos of me and smoking more grass than even the potheads at school could suck down.