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Lacerta - Named by Johannes Hevelius

by J M McDermott

Issue 3 :: Autumn 2008 (poetry)

observe the individual freckles
for they twist and wander
like phytoplankton on wet, black skin


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"Lacerta - Named by Johannes Hevelius" is roughly 90 words.

JM McDermott's first novel Last Dragon came out this February from Wizards of the Coast's new Discoveries imprint. His short fiction appears in places like WEIRD TALES, Fantasy Magazine, and Coyote Wild. He blogs regularly at">