The octopuses of The Tellers' den believe the words of The Seven Fathoms will guide them back to their home planet. The Cephlists's den says the Fathoms are but a myth, written to poison octopus brains. Ook, a daydreaming Cephlist, secretly hopes the Fathoms are true; and when she is captured for spying on the Tellers, she gets her chance to find out.
Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 06 March 2020.
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