โ€œWhen is Miracle Girl coming?โ€ I asked and got a stony look of disapproval from my uncle in return. If he read comic books, heโ€™d appreciate my nickname for an immortal elementary schooler. Grandpa laid his good, gray eye on me. The filmy, unseeing one wandered...

Garren was lost. Heโ€™d sworn to remember the route, if only to keep his family safe, but the series of darkened and convoluted corridors theyโ€™d been led down all looked the same. The silent sobs of dirty masses lined the hallways, several times needing to...