Narrated by M.K. Hobson.

The words came out like he'd tumbled them over and over, sharp rocks in the sand, until the edges wore down and he found them comfortable. He stood back by the rudder's long arm, tense and unsure, as far as he could get from me and his weapons. In his way he feared me almost as much as I feared him.

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Read “Redfin Spine” by Jonathan Olfert, in Issue #346

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Jonathan Olfert (he/him or they/them) is a neurodivergent whittler, analyst, and amateur dioramist. He holds a Master’s in political science and writes (anonymously) for a living. His fiction has appeared in Lightspeed and the anthology Masked Mosaic, among other places. Various stories reside at On a little scrap of land near Halifax, Jon and his partner Jess are doing their best to raise three kids.

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