ByKatharine Duckett

Katharine Duckett now uses her overactive imagination to write speculative fiction stories for publications like Apex and Interzone. She works for and lives in Brooklyn with her fiancée and all the books.

  1. Screams echoed through the woods around the towering play fort at Camp Tanasi, where dozens of Girl Scouts in denim shorts and ‘90s-bright T-shirts chased each other over logs and under branches, some shrieking as they ducked and dodged, some cackling with triumph as they tackled other girls to the ground.

    I watched the mayhem from my haven inside the fort’s base, receiving periodic dispatches from my deputy, a red-haired, round-faced