Toasted Cake 62: The Cold Beyond the Pools by Steven R. Stewart
Toasted Cake 62! In which our shells grow thick.
The shining ones came and took us from the boiling acid pools.
(First appeared in Redstone SF.)
Steve grew up listening to his dad's ghost stories and never recovered. He attended Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp in 2009 and currently lives in Oklahoma in a small house full of girls. His stories have appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Redstone, Daily Science Fiction, and others. His nonfiction blog posts have been featured by SFWA.