Art by David Revoy/ Blender Foundation

The Death-Wish

By Max Kalender

Danny tripped on a broken cobblestone and almost crashed right into a businessman sipping coffee. She barely recovered, using her forward momentum and one well-placed foot to hurl herself over and upwards, crashing through the air like a violent bird. She hit the ground again and kept running, pounding down the street as fast as she could. She could hear the caster boy shouting behind her, telling her to stop, to come back, to hand over what she’d stolen. If she hadn’t been so out of breath, she would have laughed.

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