Who doesn't love a bit of YA fantasy/horror?

A loyal human companion, a dark forest, a battlefield strewn with corpses and a floating girl with a hypnotic smile - this short story from Agnès Ruiz has got it all, and now you can read it in English!

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'The battle raged all day, its combatants consumed with a violent hatred, where in calmer times they might have been friends. At nightfall, an acrid smoke hung thick over the plain, choking what few survivors remained.

I could hear distressed cries around me, the last whimpers of the dying. Pain, fear and disbelief encircled me like a vice, under a moon too bright for such a deathly night, which had only just begun.'

Lauren Broom