Narrated by Setsu Uzumé.

Jared studied her, her sopping hair and gaunt face. She was nothing to him, or shouldn't have been. The story she told—he might have ridden past the field where she worked a hundred times and never noticed her, not even her face, because it was bent to the earth.

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Read “I Have Been Drowned in Rain” by Carrie Vaughn, in Issue #223

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Carrie Vaughn is the bestselling author of the Kitty Norville series, the final installment of which is Kitty Saves the World. Her most recent novel is the YA-flavored space adventure Martians Abroad. She has also written several other fantasy and young adult novels. Her short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, from Lightspeed to and George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series. She's a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. She lives in Colorado with a fluffy attack dog. Learn more at

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