Uperi is not afraid of the spirits, like the rest of her village. Only her best friend, Apo, understands they're a ruse, used by the elders and their spying apprentices to keep the villagers in line. But she keeps her silence, even when she is forced to marry Apo's late brother to appease his uneasy ghost. She knows spirits, ancestors, and ghosts aren't real. She is not afraid. Until her dead husband visits her, and opens her eyes. With the help of Apo and his wives, and of the village Seer, Uperi must decide what is most important to her -- her life or her truth. Wattpad Editor's Choice, September 2019. Round 2 Qualifier for the Open Novella Contest, 2019. Genre Runner Up Winner of Earnesty Writer's Awards, 2019.