Eve and Eden
by Crystal Lynn Hilbert
Evelyn's mama is a newspaper, classifieds road-stained and speckled with dust. She picks her name from those pages, rebuilds herself anew. A woman seeped in literal shadows, nightmares dripping from her lips and fingers, Evelyn walks away from her old life with little more than a newspaper clenched in one magic-stained hand.
WANTED—MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT, it reads, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.