I finally scent Leaver at far edge of mamafield, past where my roots have ever dug. I don't feel safe so far outcircle, but he's traveled alone for years. He's been so far outside we wouldn't even scent his death. And that's what he deserves.

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Read “Mamafield” by Corie Ralston, in Issue #61

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Corie Ralston's writing has been found in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, among others. She has a full time job as a staff scientist as Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and is also the managing director for the Speculative Literature Foundation. In general, she works too much, daydreams too little, and always wishes she had more time. She can be found at www.sff.net/people/cyralston/ and on Facebook.

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