Next Town Over is on a semi-hiatus due to my first kid and my eroded buffer.  I didn’t want to leave the place sit idle during this indeterminate span, though, so I asked you what you wanted to see in the interim, and you overwhelmingly voted for a visually simpler short story I could keep up with updating while I square away motherhood and the first NTO collection. This is it.

Black and Hunter will eventually return in Next Town Over Book 5: Wayward.