The Initiate by Megg Jensen
Approx. 7,750 words.
Published on December 23, 2011.
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Over 1,000 years ago, the gods left Eloh's people and took their magic with them. To win back their favor, her people sacrifice ten female initiates every ten years. No has ever survived.
Forced into becoming an initiate, Eloh will try to find a way to beat the odds, stay with her boyfriend, and survive the fires that threaten to consume her. Will her lack of faith in the gods doom her?