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December 17, 2010
Sarah was half Amazon. Her mother died shortly after Sarah was born in the world beyond, as her people called the world we lived in. An accident: she was hit by a car, which she’d never seen before. Sarah’s father, naturally, was awarded custody. He knew where his wife came from. He considered himself lucky when she decided to stay with him outside. Until the accident.

“I always felt like there was something inside me trying to get out,” Sarah said. She dragged a wedge of pancake through the cooling syrup.

“I know the feeling,” Jamie said.