Short Fiction: “The Midwife” (Part 4)

Xaryasha could see the hesitation on the midwife’s face. He had hoped that it would not be necessary to intervene directly. He knew, none better, that there were things that no man should meddle with, and childbirth was one of them. As the woman still did not move, he knew that the time had come … Continue reading Short Fiction: “The Midwife” (Part 4)

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Short Fiction: “The Midwife”–Part 3

The Dashturi Xaryasha was a patient man, but as he gazed through the pleated screen at the queen giving birth, he saw the delicate strands of his plans, laid with as much care as the finest spider silk, threatening to unravel about him. He ground his teeth in fury. Already the gathered princes, particularly Khambujya, … Continue reading Short Fiction: “The Midwife”–Part 3