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Megan Lee Beals lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and their once-feral cat. When she is not writing, she is fostering mason bees in her modest city garden, sewing things which attempt to defy physics, forgetting to pull the bread from the oven, and acquiring new hobbies at an unsustainable rate. You can find her blog and other sundries at meganleebeals.com
Her fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Flash Fiction Online and has been recorded at Cast of Wonders and Toasted Cake.
Published Oct 5, 2019 · 2,993 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 699 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.