Fiction: “Diversions”

Cygnus sagged under the weight of the news.
“You are sure? My volunteers attacked the Thassik’tha Lizard Clan?” she rasped, barely above a whisper. Her feeble frame seemed to tremor slightly as the confirmation came.
“So we understand” said the meer.
“This is,” she searched, her usual talent for language falling short,”..disastrous.”
The meer regarded her coolly, yet not […]