Ku-Aya drives her goats towards home, but danger follows close at their heels. Hungry hyenas desperate for food, sure, but something worse that drives the hyenas on.
The fog. It rolls in from the mountains at sunset. The cities built walls to protect them, but Ku-Aya’s village lies bare, only standing stones marking the graves of her ancestors keep her safe. If she reaches them in time.
A stranger fights the hyenas but stands in motionless terror at the fog. Ku-Aya knows a citydweller when she sees one, but why so far from the cities?
“In the Waste Places”, a high fantasy short story set in the “Goddess-Bereft World”, continues the story of Enanatuma from the story “Oil Fire”.