Short Fiction
Mari Ness

This Is the Moment, Or One of Them

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Short Fiction
Mari Ness

Inhabiting Your Skin

The house won’t stop talking to you. You’ve tried to turn it off, several times, but it keeps happily turning itself back on, with a little chirp and a hum.

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Short Fiction
Mari Ness

Undone

They have done everything they can to hide the arm. One of the finest needlewomen in the court created an elaborate sling, decorated with jewels and feathers, with the pattern of a swan fleeing a rainbow to chase a radiant moon.

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Short Fiction
Mari Ness

An Assault of Color

The curses were the loveliest, and most satisfying, to paint. She could see them in her mind, even before she picked up a brush, pulsing and glowing with color in careful, delicate patterns.

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Short Fiction
Mari Ness

Labyrinth

He may not come. Not all do. Some, deciding that a refusal to participate was a form of protest, merely sit near the entrance, waiting, assuming that the doors will open eventually, release them.

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Short Fiction
Mari Ness

Copper, Iron, Blood and Love

In the village of Sandel they tell a tale of how a raven once flew into the village to give a woman seven fine children. Of how these children grew tall and strong if perhaps a bit unwise and untrustworthy, and of how the woman brought a knife to their throats in the hopes of bringing the raven back.

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