'A woman with magical powers has violated the norms of her society and been punished by having to rebuild her means of living. She’s done this by taking up the job of miniature portraiture which is ordinarily not very magical and is appropriate for women’s work. However, when a married couple who helped her out in her time of need has marital problems, she finds herself in the middle, trying to repay the favor. Things only get worse though, and when the woman is asked by the wife to provide a means to spy on the husband, which would entail having the woman twist her portrait art in an illegal and darkly magical way, matters come to a head.'
Source: Tangent Online (https://tangentonline.com/e-market-quarterly/grimdark-magazine/grimdark-19-july-2019/). (Sighted: 13/02/2020)