Stories from Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017:
In the intro to “Unearthed Death,” Marissa Lingen reveals a little of the inspiration behind her story. “Sometimes I write to try to teach myself compassion. Sometimes I even succeed.”
Osrith is a messenger of the gods who visits the dying. Her task is to connect her “clients” with one of the gods for the afterlife, or the alternative—the boneyard, the place for those the gods have rejected. “Unearthed” provides a strong finish for the issue’s fiction.