Our third piece of audio fiction for August is “Found” written by Alex Dally MacFarlane and read by Kate Baker.
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Star anise was the contents of one drawer in my spice cabinet: was worth one good energy cell—or three not-so-good ones, or six bad ones, or eight that provided barely any power at all.
I had never traded for just one energy cell. None remained.
At this last asteroid, I had not traded for any. I [...]
1. The door, welcoming.
The door closed behind Ambri with a click.
A candle burned.
There was a sword by the heavy wooden door, and a coat made of raven feathers. The leather on the sword’s hilt was faded from long use. The coat had holes at the elbows and armpits.
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