A young woman becomes the eighth wife to the prophet of a celestial family. Following the marriage ceremony, she gains entry to the family's protected homestead. But, by taking this wife, the prophet invites something more sinister into his loving embrace.

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About Stephen Cote

I am a Software Engineer and Consultant, a United States Marine, a martial artist, and an author. You can find more information about my early creative writing and ongoing open source projects on I enjoy writing hard and whimsical science fiction, adult fantasy, and poetry. As an early advocate of Creative Commons licensing, many of my short stories and poems have been available online since 1996.

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