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Dust Among Shadows by Anja Benevento
If you walk about 24,900 miles in one direction, you will occupy the same scrap of earth you stand upon now. If you barter your soul for a taste of present glory, tread every step. Go about the earth and see what is yours. Suck the ivory breasts of sold women. Take from the weak the best of their years, turn it to gold, heavy in your pocket. Lick the warm blood from your claws. Is your vanity a man that it should be bartered with? Hunt. Burn. Take. Your name is great in all the earth, dust among shadows.
The SHORT TALE 100 – JANUARY 2017