‘Someone Who Can Hold Your Flame’ By Sam Trathen

Iremi has a secret. But Iremi also lives in a bleak world where secrets can be dangerous and even life-threatening. That’s why his parents are gone, after all. That’s why he was left to be raised by the old and the dying. He has always known when to keep his mouth shut.

While considering whether or not to share his secret Iremi recalls a pivotal conversation with his grandfather, the Lord of the Hunt, about intimacy, family, trust, fear– and fire.

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