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From the Ashes Flew the Ladybug, by Alexandra Seidel

A 2021 Finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award From the Thirty Years’ War, sung as a lullaby to orphans: Maikäfer flieg!Der Vater ist im Krieg,Die Mutter ist im Pulverland,Pulverland ist abgebrannt.Maikäfer flieg… Fly, ladybug, fly!Your father went away,Your mother died in the pulver’ed lands,Those pulver’ed lands have burned to ash.Fly, ladybug, fly… Chiron in …

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