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Short Story: Of Rats and Crystals (Part 2) - Elizabeth Drakes's Site
You can get the first part of the story here. Of Rats and Crystals (Part 2) Veronika had been born in the city of Oskelez over a century ago. Her parents were slaves, and she’d never known them. She’d been raised by the Pest-Hunters: skinny men and women who wore yellow rags …