The Excess

      Alexandra Wallis / Fantasy
The Excess

Caroline, Michael, Timothy, Alice, Molly, Thomas, Sarah, William, Harrison, Warwick.'We hate our own families. We’re made to feel like garbage. Collection, Excess. That’s what they label us. Rubbish that needs to be disposed of.'Abandoned by their families and dumped in the desert to die, ten teenagers struggle to fight against the sand, the heat and their fates.The Petun nation has been destroyed by the Iroquois and the Huron and their Algonquian allies are nervous. Etienne, Sieur de Berignac, and his young cousin and protégé Pierre, have tools, kettles and blankets to trade, but it is the guns that are the most sought-after. A little brandy and some diplomacy will take them a long ways, but as Pierre discovers, the language barrier is a killer. A short story of Canada’s colourful and romantic past.
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