Nine years ago a plane crashed outside the village. Since then sigils have kept the darkness away.
Joshua dreams of flying and escaping the burning fuselage unhurt. Now fourteen, he goes to explore the plane’s wreckage but has no idea that he will release powers beyond his comprehension. The spirits of the wreck are the least of his problems.
Carin Marais is a South African fantasy author whose fiction and articles have appeared in Every Day Fiction, Jozi Flash (2016, 2017), Speculative Grammarian, Inkspraak and, most recently, Vrouekeur. Her flash fiction collection Dim Mirrors appeared in 2016, with a second collection appearing in 2018. She is also a contributor to the website The Mighty.