Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tansy Rayner Roberts is the author of many fantasy novels, including the Creature Court trilogy and the Mocklore Chronicles. Her short story collection, Love and Romanpunk, was released as part of the critically acclaimed Twelve Planets series. She is the co–host of Galactic Suburbia and the Verity! podcasts. Check out her blog at https://tansyrr.com/ or follow her on Twitter at @tansyrr.

The Patrician

Clea Majora walked through the hot streets of Nova Ostia, her sandalled feet lightly treading on the wide, baked, paving stones. She bought a honey cake from a pastry stall and nibbled it as she walked, using the vine leaf wrapper to catch the crumbs.