Kinahran (Moonfur to humans) and her little sister Embereyes are on their own, determined to make their fortunes and not return to their clanship in defeat. But making fortunes requires jobs, and two Kintarans with little experience can’t be picky. So even if the ship crew includes a certain sensor expert from their past… and even if it’s a wild merfah chase… They’ll just have to do their best.

And when they find something unexpected and Moonfur has to come up with a plan? For a Kintaran, uniqueness counts.

A 10,000 word short story, “Uniqueness Counts” originally appeared in the fanzine Pawprints. It is a science fiction short story suitable for all ages — including adults!

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