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Two Wrongs Don’t Save a Changeling

by K.B. Elijah

 

Cold winds borne from grey skies whipped around me, mixing strands of my green hair with my tears.

“Merle.” Acquisition Officer Karea fluttered down onto the bridge beside me. “You were reported for conducting an unauthorised child transfer.” Her breath caught as she followed my gaze down to the violent, swirling waters beneath us. “What have you done with her?”

“Made sure the human parents keep the changeling,” I snarled. “My child will have a better life.”

Karea choked. “We’ve already conducted the transfer. The baby you took was…yours.”

The corner of a pink blanket disappeared beneath the frothing waves.

K.B. Elijah

K.B. Elijah writes for various international anthologies, and her work features in dozens of collections about the mysterious, the magical, and the macabre. Her own books of short fantasy novellas with twists, The Empty Sky and Out of the Nowhere, are available on paperback and Kindle now.