If you are a supporter over on Torn World, you can now read my story "Tokens of Appreciation." It features my character Rai, a Southern shopkeeper who is legally blind, as he helps a young customer make a selection. This shows part of the Southern economy in action -- it works differently than ours, with several methods of value exchange.
Teaser for "Tokens of Appreciation"
When the bell over the shop door jingled, Rai lifted his head from unpacking a box of spice jars. "May I help you?" he called politely.
A small voice piped from waist level, "I'm shopping for my gramma. I heard this was a good place to shop. Will you help me pick something out?"
"I certainly will," said Rai, holding out his hand. "Come over here." Footsteps pattered on the wooden floor, bringing with them the short yellow blur of his customer. "Do you have your token?"
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