Anaea Lay lives in Seattle, Washington where she sells real estate under a different name, writes, cooks, plays board games, takes gratuitous walks, runs the Strange Horizons fiction podcast, and plots to take over the world. Her work has appeared in a variety of venues including Unidentified Funny Objects 4, Lightspeed, and Apex. You can find her online at anaealay.com or as @anaealay on Twitter.
A walk that would have taken her seconds once now was a handful of moments for each tiny leg of it, stopping to replenish herself.
Cara Masten DiGirolamo
"Now," the new conductor said once they were tuned, offering a smile that promised infinite secrets. "We begin."