Midwinter at Bhisho
by Earl T. Roske
Providing aid becomes a fight for survival.
When Imara’s company lands on Abira things don’t feel right. It’s not just the constant, falling snow. Bhisho’s townsfolk are nervous. This makes the Hospitallers wary.
Then, thieves come in the night.
But they aren’t just thieves, they’re citizens of Grabouw, the other town in the valley. The Hospitallers learn their people are starving, too. Imara and her team are charged with escorting supplies, through the snow, to the other town.
The welcome here is more chilling.
Imara is certain more is going on than just a shortage of food. A passed note confirms her suspicions. Now, Imara not only has to get her team safely back to Bhisho, but she also needs to report the truth, even if it costs her teams’ lives.
Midwinter on Bhisho is the first story in the Seasons of War on Abira series.