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Megan Lee Beals works in a bookstore by day and on her writing by night. In the hours that belong to neither category, she knits vintage color-work patterns into sweaters and hats. Megan lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and a one-eyed cat. Her fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review and Intergalactic Medicine Show, and has been podcasted at Cast of Wonders and Toasted Cake.
Published Oct 5, 2019 · 2,993 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 521 views
A junior clerk at the Ministry of the Unknown, Oren is charged with rooting out magic whenever he finds it. But when Mr. Folsom dies and a portrait of his long-lost daughter comes to life (and is summarily accused of tax evasion), Oren must decide who he truly fights for.Megan Lee Beals works in a bookstore by day and on her writing by night. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and the Cast of Wonders podcast.