I asked for this. (No, I literally did.) My friend Spectacles occasionally poses his blindbag My Little Pony figures in funny ways to tell a story, so I encouraged him to act out some of the scenes from A Circle of Salt for the contest.
He did not disappoint.
“This is your doing, daughter of the earth!”
“No answer, little not-a-horse? No matter, I do not care what your story is.”
“Do not misunderstand me, Ivan Petrokova. I have seen things you cannot imagine.”
“Doubt all you like, feygirl. Even if my words are not true, I’ll not be killing you today.”