The Dust Finders
by Jared Gullage
Published: April 28, 2011.
They are the people who wander the desert, the wastelands, to gather behind their caravans the treacherous ek'luka, which are ugly, large, and dangerous creatures with beaks capable of biting through bone.
Gel'el saw his son lose his hand to one of them. He carries many things. The heaviest burden is the memory of his son's hand disappearing into the mouth of one of these beasts forever.