There is a word for it, but it is taboo to her people, and never expressed. If she knew the right word, she would say that what she wants is vengeance. She sits in silence with her rage in her throat, and waits for the old woman to speak.
She knows that soon the old woman will tell her a story, and then it will be time to light the pyre. Instead of one story, the old woman tells her three.
- Inkhaven Press, March 2013
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