In the Sun-Sweet Desert
by Alex Dally MacFarlane
Feed me the bones of our sisters, the bones we lost and found in that war — that desert where we bled and bit, that desert where we loved and hit back at the army that tore our homes like it could not tear us. So feed me the bones of our sisters — they won't know our strength, oh they won't know our teeth as we gnaw their bones to shreds and build new homes, new loves, until we are buried together woman and fox skull to skull in the sun-sweet desert.
Alex Dally MacFarlane lives in London, where she is pursuing a MA in Ancient History. When not researching ancient cities and warrior women, she writes stories and poems, found in Clarkesworld Magazine, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Stone Telling, The Moment of Change and Here, We Cross. A handbound limited edition of her story "Two Coins" was published by Papaveria Press. She is the editor of Aliens: Recent Encounters (Prime Books), forthcoming in 2013. She is currently reading a book about the possible early speakers of the Indo-European language family.
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