Narrated by Tina Connolly.

Oh, Earth. Oh, Kansas. Oh, soil. The Holy Lord Himself had had bad soil too, I reckoned. I didn’t know much about far-off Lumbini, Holy Land of His Magnificent Birth, but I had heard preachers tell of its hard, clay-like soil and shrubby flora and pathetic little patches of grass. The Lord Up Above may have been born an Earthly prince, but His kingdom sure sounded dry to me.

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Angela Ambroz works at a civil society organization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has been previously published in Strange Horizons, GigaNotoSaurus, and Redstone Science Fiction. Her website is

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