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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 A Right Pretty Mate
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'Fallon's Palms weren't yet callused. His fingers were sea-softened, and he fancied they were gently webbed; better shaped for paddling than climbing. Each nail was blunt as a seal's nose, not sharp like Mither's, despite her relentless nipping and filing and grooming, her daily tugging at his little digits, at his disappointing limbs. Wings flapping, she yanked one arm, then the other, while he clung to the foot of their feather bed, or the porch rail, or the stool by the cottage hearth. She pulled while he resisted—not the idea of growth, mind, but the ache in his joints as she tried to stretch him. the clear futility of it all. ' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Dreaming in the Dark Jack Dann (editor), Harrogate : PS Australia , 2016 9555105 2016 anthology short story Harrogate : PS Australia , 2016 pg. 91-110
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