BCS 072: Read This Quickly, For You Will Only Have a Moment…

Issue #85

The one who brings your food is named Osla. My birds are trained well, and this one will have struck at his eyes. Take this parchment quickly, speak his name, and he will fall like the rain outside your window. You must move quickly, for the first guard will be at the door.

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Stephen Case has a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame, where he studies nineteenth-century stellar astronomy. His fiction has appeared previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lore, and the Sword and Laser anthology and is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction. His first novel, Dead Fleet, is being serialized by Retrofit Publishing. He lives with his wife, four kids, and three chickens in Chicagoland. Find him on the internet at www.stephenrcase.com.

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