It’s not often she dreams about them. Through the day they are elusive, keeping to the tall grass of the Reservation, disappearing from the den site. They are fleet or lazy, moving through their own tawny colourscape, sleeping under logs: missable either way. Their vanishing acts have been perfect…
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