The Soul Farmer’s Daughters – Kyle Kirrin

Thirteen souls flit about in mason jars on the mantle above my workbench. They’re bright—luminescent, even—but they’re not potent enough for the Duke. I glance at the ghostly light flickering within Vella’s abdomen, then pull another stool up next to mine. “Come, sit. I’ve got a surprise for you.” She joins me. “But isn’t—” “He’s still a little ways out. We’ve got time.” Seventeen minutes to be exact, I think, but never say. “Close your …

A question for Kyle Kirrin

Q: What was your favorite children’s book?

A: Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. I’ve always been (and still am) a sucker for an underdog sports story, and Ender’s Game pulled it off beautifully.

Kyle Kirrin’s story “The Soul Farmer’s Daughters
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 February 2019.
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