"Burning Girls" for Tor.com

This illustration accompanies the dark fantasy novella titled "Burning Girls" by Veronica Schanoes. "In America, they don’t let you burn. My mother told me that." Web story published on June 19 on the website Tor.com. The story tells about a Jewish girl educated by her grandmother as a healer and witch growing up in an increasingly hostile environment in Poland in the late nineteenth century.

In addition to the natural danger of destruction by Cossacks, she must deal with a demon plaguing her family.