He found the backpack abandoned on the street. It was empty, without any markings or a tag to say who it belonged to. It was a nice bag, though. So he took it home and washed it.Then he hung it in his closet with the other bags and promptly forgot about it. The backpack stayed there for years before he found it again and donated it to a secondhand shop.The backpack waited in the stockroom and then the shop floor, but nobody tried it on.But that was alright. The mimic was hungry, but it could be patient.

The Mountain’s Shadow is now available from Amazon and Smashwords!