All the while, I herd the rodents into the pen. I collect animal droppings and scatter them in the garden. I chew what long grass I can find and spit it out into the buckets so my mother can make the doughy bread that is a staple of the Hort diet.
This story was first published at Tor.com, January 2015.
Episode Art: Lori Anne BaumgartnerRead by: Hugh O'Donnell