Marika Bailey is an Afro-Caribbean author and illustrator. Her work has previously appeared in FIYAH and Strange Horizons. A childhood obsession with mythology led to her current habit of writing stories that try to explain “where do people end and gods begin?” She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and the softest cat in the world. You can find her tweeting about drawing and 80’s sitcoms as @Marika_Writes_.
Her father’s great dynasty, sacred to Amun and guided by the hand of the gods, stood shakily on those scrawny legs.
This body is tired and hungry. But the beating of a strange heart keeps me awake.