While crowdfunding something entirely different, (a webcomic called A Softer Apocalypse) I promised pledgers that I would write a bonus short story if it funded. Which it did!
Special Purpose is your basic story about a nine-year-old girl living with her single dad in a blasted, postapocalyptic hellscape, but it’s OK. Her grandma has everything under control. Special Purpose shares a setting with A Softer Apocalypse, but you won’t see these characters again for a while. They matter though.