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They know the creature is coming for them as it came for their parents. It’s in their blood, and with nowhere to run, they have no choice but to transform their apartment into an impenetrable fortress. The longer the nights the closer it gets. They’ve thought of everything. Their plans are methodical, their provisions are in place, and nothing can enter – nothing that isn’t already inside.
About the Author
Desirina Boskovich’s short fiction has been published in F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle, Drabblecast, and anthologies such as The Way of the Wizard, Tomorrow's Cthulhu, What the #@&% Is That?, and The Apocalypse Triptych. Her nonfiction pieces on music, literature, and culture have appeared in Lightspeed, Weird Fiction Review, Huffington Post, Wonderbook, and The Steampunk Bible. She is also the editor of It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction (Cheeky Frawg, 2013), and, together with Jeff VanderMeer, co-author of The Steampunk User’s Manual (Abrams Image, 2014). Find her online at www.desirinaboskovich.com.