Fiction | Children of Night

A Short Story

Francis, blind, blesses his blindness. Francis, blind, blesses...

The mantra streams for hours, seeping from some deep cavern of my brain. A poem? A song? Definitely from the peace-and-love days—sounds like Leonard Cohen or one of those flowers-in-her-hair folkies—but I can’t summon a tune and without handhelds or chips there’s no way to check the source.

Why are you holding your head? Andy signs from his corner of the...

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About the Author

Valerie Sayers, chair of the English Department at Notre Dame, is the author of six novels, including The Powers.