A Petition to Magic
By Graham Downs
English (South African dialect).
Published: December 23, 2012.
Queen Celeste rose to power a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother.
When Marcus, a Virduran farmer, claims that his cow was stolen and brutally slaughtered by his neighbour, Queen Celeste agrees to hear the case personally. This is unheard of in Virdura, but Celeste is desperate to prove herself to her subjects.