The Secrets of Fireflies

a steampunk short story

Oh no, she thought. This can’t be good.

A sharp laugh echoed around her and she snapped her head up. “Thankfully you’re not a detective!” The voice floated toward her through the gloom. Anise didn’t think she’d spoken aloud. She could barely see in the dim light of the underground city, despite the watery green-ish glow from the firefly light, high above them. She lifted…

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Caitlin McColl

Caitlin McColl

I write about mental health, the future, grief & loss, mindfulness, general life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. 🇨🇦