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Lily wasn’t trying to sell those things she stole — she just wanted to have them. So when the judge offers her six weeks on Ellesmere Island helping at a scientific camp over six months in juvenile detention, she takes it. But the days are long in the Arctic and the work is hard, and she just wants to go home.

Then she finds an artifact in an ancient layer of permafrost and the world turns upside down.

A short story by the author of Station OSCX-9.

About Marcelle Dubé:
Marcelle Dubé grew up near Montreal. After trying out a number of different provinces—not to mention Belgium—she settled in the Yukon, where people still outnumber carnivores, but not by much. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. You can find them on Smashwords. Learn more about her and her other published work, including novels, at

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