FICTION: “Raven :2” excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 2 of “Raven” by Hannah P. Simmons


“Where did he come from?”

“Where do they all come from? The gutters, the prisons, the holes in the city walls! They’re


“I did not realize the city had become so overrun with these vermin of yours. My attention

has been … elsewhere.”

“They get your work done,” Dani pointed out. “One way or another.”

“Ah, yes, they serve me quite well. And yet, they know not whom they serve.”

“Even if they did, it would not matter. Starving men serve their bellies.”

“I see. And the boy? Whom does he serve?”

“Himself,” Dani replied.


artwork by JakeB,

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