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by Peter Morrison
They came for So To Ain in the night and her parents looked on while she kicked and screamed. She reached out for them, desperately, wishing one of them would take her hand, would make this all stop. But they stood with the chieftain and the shaman and looked on like it was their duty – which it was, to preserve the village from the horrors of the wild.