The man's head swung wildly, his fingers grasping towards the straining netted bundle. The touch of the God on an unholy man was not pretty. Halla could sense it, crackling the air from the Mouth to the man. It was a compulsion that filled him with blood lust, blanketed his mind with one urge: kill the dove.

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Tina Connolly lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Her debut fantasy Ironskin was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Her most recent novel, Seriously Wicked from Tor Teen, is a current finalist for the Andre Norton Award. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her collection On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories is forthcoming in summer 2016 from Fairwood Press. She is a frequent podcast narrator for BCS, Podcastle, and Pseudopod, and is a Parsec Award-winner for her work on the flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. Visit her online at

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