Narrated by Jane Q. Narrator and Michael J. DeLuca.

In my pocket, my brother's letter seethed as if a hornet's nest was trapped in its folds. Was the captain another of Ostred's creatures, sent to find me? Or was the godsblood ink warning me—like it had with the messenger—about the captain's final reward if I came aboard his ship? I wasn't sure, but either way I didn't like it. There was only one thing I should do.

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Read “As The Shore To The Tides, So Blood Calls To Blood” by Karlo Yeager Rodríguez, in Issue #301

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Karlo Yeager Rodríguez's fiction has appeared in Nature and Uncanny. He hails from the enchanted isle of Puerto Rico but moved to Baltimore some years ago. He lives quite happily with his wife and one very odd dog. Find him at and on Twitter @kjy1066.

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