Shaala and the Tiger's Daughter by Marsheila Rockwell
Approx. 7,960 words.
Published on November 25, 2012 by
Having left the desert behind her, Shaala hears rumors of a tribe of northerners who hunt and steal magick from its users. Hoping their power might be enough to finally free her from her curse, Shaala seeks them out, but a favor that great requires a favor in return - one that might well cost the life of an old, dear friend.