by C.S.E. Cooney.
Read by Bob Eccles and Brian Lieberman.
Originally appeared in Strange Horizons. Read the text here.
This here’s ghost country, just like you said. Can’t imagine a more
haunted place on all Athanore, no, nor at the bottom of the nine seas
where the nine old cities fell. Frontier, we call it. Makes it sound
like it’d never been lived on, never been worked. But you look hard
enough, you see signs everywhere.
Ten years is long enough for the wild to grab back at the dirt, but
the bones of the old Kilquut settlements still show through.
Rated R for violence and thematic material.