Ssthra is on guard duty, having to resist her hunger pangs caused by the eggs she is carrying, tasked with guarding the alien ship. To Ssthra’s surprise, the alien approaches her and engages her in conversation, and Ssthra is able to find out something through that conversation that is to her advantage.
- Jess Hyslop. Triolet. (Interzone #246, May-Jun 2013)
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Application of Hope. (Asimovs August 2013)