“Like Feather, Like Bone” by Kristi DeMeester

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Caitlin hears someone shuffling around under her porch, and she discovers a grubby little girl crouched deep within the shadows. The child is tearing into a dead bird with her teeth eating the creature piece by piece. Caitlin wants to help the clearly starving girl, but there is something so disconcerting about the barbaric little one. The girl knows Caitlin’s name. The girl knows the name of Caitlin’s husband who has left her. And the girl knows the name of Caitlin’s baby boy who has died. Maybe this odd little girl is the answer Caitlin has been searching for.

Like Feather, Like Bone

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About the Author
Kristi DeMeester received her M.A. in Creative Writing from Kennesaw State University in 2011. Since then, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Black Static, Apex Magazine, Year's Best Weird Fiction Volumes 1 and 3, and others. Her debut novel, Beneath, is forthcoming from Word Horde in spring 2017. In her spare time, she alternates between telling people how to pronounce her last name and how to spell her first.
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