Samantha Mills lives in Southern California, in a house on a hill that is hopefully not a haunted hill house. Her short fiction has also appeared in Strange Horizons and LampLight Magazine and is forthcoming in Diabolical Plots. She blogs about life, reading, writing, and female action heroes at www.samtasticbooks.com, or chat with her on Twitter @samtasticbooks.
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.