Main Fiction: “The Girl of the Golden City” by Forrest Brazeal
This story is original to StarShipSofa.
Forrest Brazeal is a software engineer, writer, and cartoonist based in rural Virginia. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Diabolical Plots, Abyss & Apex, and elsewhere. Find him at forrestbrazeal.com or on twitter @forrestbrazeal.
This story is narrated by the author.