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“How Many Miles to Babylon?” by Megan Arkenberg

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After a rain of fire run David and his wife from their home, they find themselves in an endless fight for survival. With a reserve of batteries and food that won’t last forever, they travel across terrain made unfamiliar by the Darkness, in search of a rumored safe-haven. What follows them is not of this world and can only be eluded by light – a weapon this couple is in short supply of.

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About the Author
Megan Arkenberg's short fiction has appeared in over fifty magazines and anthologies, including Asimov's, Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year. She has been the editor of the fantasy e-zine Mirror Dance since 2008 and was recently the nonfiction editor for Queers Destroy Horror!, a special issue of Nightmare Magazine. Megan currently lives in Northern California, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature. Visit her online at
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