22. Gret

Chapter 21

Gret

Gret sat alone in her daughter’s room.

“Watch her,” she said to the shadows. “Keep her safe and let her run.”

A shape in the dark fluttered slightly in response. Gret smiled a little, and wiped away a tear. She leaned back on her hands and looked up at the ceiling, where her daughter’s glow-in-the-dark star stickers seemed to hum in the stillness.

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Chapter 23

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