Chapter 9 | Forest-Elf Night-Vision

Kate and Sam come up to the fire.

Kate says, “Hey buddy, ready to eat some fish?”

Sam says, “Ew, you’re not actually going to eat that are you?”

“I already told you, it was only covered in demo-fill, it’s fine.”

“But it was sitting in the sun for so long.”

“Let’s get cooking it then. Bartender, spare some liquor for a little marinade? Actually, if you have limes in there that would be amazing.”

“Holy crap, look at all these sculptures.”

“Uh huh, that’s great Sam…limes?”

“No, just liquor. Here’s some vodka.”

“I think they’re all figures or something.”

“Or just a bunch of weird voodoo crap.”

“Don’t put this stuff down, someone put a huge amount of work into this.”

“We need to put a huge amount of work into this fish. And I can’t see what you’re talking about anyway, I don’t have your forest-elf night-vision.”

I say, “I saw all that stuff in the daylight. They’re just random stacks of cinder blocks and bricks on rebar. Some of those inuksuk things are cool.”

"Ashbridges Sunset" by Benson Kua, edited by A. Malcolm

"Ashbridges Sunset" by Benson Kua, edited by A. Malcolm