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The soldier shrugged. His look was almost sympathetic. They turned back toward the fields. I would have liked to tell them to take the road, to stop trampling our remaining crops, but I knew better than to rile them. The soldier's horse dropped the chewed flower stalk as they disappeared back between the rows.

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Read “The Mountains His Crown” by Sarah Pinsker, in Issue #195 - Science-Fantasy Month 3

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Sarah Pinsker's fiction has appeared in Asimov's, F&SF, Lightspeed, Uncanny, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. She won the Nebula Award for her story "Our Lady of the Open Road" and the Sturgeon Award for her story "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind." Her first collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, will be published by Small Beer Press in 2019. She lives with her wife and ancient spaniel in Baltimore, Maryland. Find her at sarahpinsker.com and on twitter @sarahpinsker.

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