Night Priest

rEvolution Anthology, July 2016

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Mattie wants to fight in the rebellion against the Usurper, but she must care for her sister instead. Then a night priest, devotee of an outlawed sect, comes to her for aid, and her life changes forever.

I grew up in the country, where the nights were dark and I could see the stars. This isn't true anymore. "Night Priest" comes from my worrying over light pollution and the absence of night in so many people's lives. As with so many of my stories, this final product isn't the story I'd first imagined. I'm still quite pleased with how it turned out.