illus. Kanako Eo “Black Belt” from Triumphant
Maggie was settling down for the night, curling up in her now better-made pine needle nest. Of course, she still didn't like birds too much, but on the Island, why not make one? It was certainly better sleeping than the ground or logs. Then, suddenly, as she was drifting off... "Oof..." It felt like she fell down from a few feet to land on cold, hard, laminate flooring. She didn't even look up, but her stomach was already shot with sickly dread.