Katharine EK Duckett

Katharine Duckett recently returned from two years of teaching English in rural Kazakhstan, which provided her with all the post-apocalyptic imagery needed to complete the dystopian zombie novel she began while studying creative writing at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She has interned for Small Beer Press and io9.com, and currently resides in New York City, where she works as assistant to Swordspoint author Ellen Kushner and The Freedom Maze author Delia Sherman. You can find her on Twitter @hottmcawesome.

Sexagesimal

“You can see summer from here,” said Zoya. “On a clear day, anyway. And September’s a ten-minute walk.”

Teskia looked toward the hills, fingers tapping the sill. “What’s your asking price?”

Zoya shrugged her small shoulders.