Abra SW spent several years living abroad in India and Africa before marrying a mad scientist and settling down to live and write in Minneapolis. She specializes in dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales. Writing as Abra Staffin-Wiebe, she has had short stories appear at publications including Tor.com and Odyssey Magazine. Discover more of her fiction at her website, http://www.aswiebe.com.
The Loyale Traveling Circus and Menagerie is in turmoil after one of their own murders their ringmaster. Unfortunately, that is the least of their problems. An aetheric calamity has sent a wave of death rolling across post-Civil War America, killing a third of the population and rendering basic technology dangerously unstable. In such desperate times, what use is a circus?
An aetheric chain-reaction sends a wave of death rolling around the world, warping living beings and aether-based technology alike. As infrastructure collapses, cities go hungry. When the Loyale traveling circus comes to Seppanen Town, all seems well until a ragged fugitive plunges into their camp and begs for sanctuary