by K.C. Ball
An almost-bass voice said something I didn’t catch. Higher voices giggled, then five kids moved out of the shadows into the hard light of the parking lot.
Two boys, three girls; none a day beyond eighteen. Bumping against each other. Laughing for no reason. At ease and full of life, the way kids are when they believe adults can’t see or hear them.
About the Author
K.C. Ball lives in Seattle with her wife, Rachael Buchanan. Her speculative fiction has been published in various online and print magazines, including Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction and Lightspeed. Some of her stories are collected in Snapshots From A Black Hole & Other Oddities from Hydra House Books. K.C. is a 2010 graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop and a 2009 winner of the Hubbard Writers of the Future award.