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Content warning: This essay talks about suicide and grief.

Artwork by Mia Nie

I wake up to the tender crackling of fire and the steady, rhythmic pounding of steel on steel. There’s a blacksmith, one floor below me. He’s working, always working, his hulking body glistening with sweat, but every time I speak to…

Mia Nie

Writer, comic artist, sword enthusiast, 100% natural cisgender woman. Award-nominated ex-poet, strictly reformed. Twitter/IG/Tumblr: @girlwithhorn

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