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Beverly Suarez-Beard’s short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Realms of Fantasy, Century, Talebones, Paradox, Cicada Magazine, and Writers of the Future. Her story “Rosita’s Baby” won first prize in the international Writers of the Future Contest for new writers, and “Silver Apples” was a semi-finalist for the Nebula. She has recently completed a novel and is working on another.
Nov 23, 2018 · 9,911 words (37 minutes) · 3 likes
The child seems to come from the distant past. Electrical appliances are new to her; she speaks a lost language. Her hands move compulsively in strange patterns. Who is she and what is the tragedy that haunts her?