Narrated by Tina Connolly.

"An Imperial Princess uses her curses sparingly," said Tib, but the narrow-eyed look she gave Safy was more skeptical than remonstrative. Safy knew that Tib doubted her affection for the arrogant Phenole very much--even more so since she had just met him--and could not see how such a curse would help Safy or anyone she did care about. Safy smiled. Let her wonder.

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Read “Cursed Motives” by Marissa Lingen, in Issue #105, Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue

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Marissa Lingen lives in the Minneapolis area with her family. Her work has appeared on, in Lightspeed, Apex, and multiple times previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others.

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