Narrated by Peter Adrian Behravesh.

I urged the men to pack their belongings and abandon the village. But the boy who had become a man laughed and said that he had never met anyone who, when a fire began to burn, advised to walk towards it instead of running away. So, as we lay in the quiet of the lake, I sang them a song of endurance, taught to me by the warriors of the desert, to whom I would unfailingly go every year carrying letters from their families, smudged in tears.

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Read “Seven Dreams of a Valley” by Prashanth Srivatsa, in Issue #307

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Prashanth Srivatsa lives in Bengaluru, India, where he works as a valuation specialist. In shadows, he is either plotting extensive fantasy realms and tales or tries his hand at short fiction. His stories have appeared or will soon appear in AHF Magazine, Three-Lobed Burning Eye, and Shoreline of Infinity.

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