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Cast of Wonders 490: Prophecy Girls

• Author: Sydney Paige Guerrero
• Narrator: Tala Wong
• Host: Andrew K. Hoe
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter

"Prophecy Girls" was originally published in Translunar Travelers Lounge, Issue 4, February 15, 2021.

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Sen was the twenty-third Chosen One to save the world. She knew she would not be the last.

Sen remembered everything the history books would not mention: how suffocating the darkness felt, pressing against her and thrumming with life; the smell of sulfur and honey as the Darkling leaned in to devour her, teeth grazing her skin and drawing blood; how sharp the air tasted when her internal emergency systems kicked in after her human heart stopped beating; her hair clinging to her face, heavy and slick with the Darkling’s blood, as she lay gasping with half her body a mess of torn synthetic skin and frayed wires; the way Mr. Smith stared at her in horror as she staggered to her feet as if she were a newly-risen Darkling; the—

“Chosen,” Mr. Smith said.

Tags:   Andrew K. Hoe, Chosen One, control, escape, freedom, Jeremy Carter, justice, magic, prophecy, rituals, scars, Sydney Paige Guerrero, Tala Wong, technology, young adult fiction