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I knew my people’s stories. I knew why we were Godless, though I had lived most of my life in a city with a patron goddess and felt only a shadow of the dread my father had. I knew the power the Godless were imbued with from childhood, to detect the parasite that had destroyed our gods.

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Read “The Cuckoo of Vrežna Mountain” by Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko, in Issue #380

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Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko is a Slovenian-born writer and translator. He grew up in Slovenia, Ireland, Australia, and the UK, and currently resides just outside Portland, Maine. He understands that his name is a bit confusing and would like you to know that "Drnovšek Zorko" is the surname. He attended Clarion West in 2019, and his work has previously appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed, among others. In his spare time he is a keen quizzer—British readers may recognise him from that one time he was on University Challenge. Follow him on Twitter @filiphdz.

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