Not murdering, stealing, scavenging or even the looming fear of the Screechers are the worst parts of living in Hou’Caw I do not think. For me, the thing that keeps me from sleeping in the day, is the space. Its the knowledge that the world is so big and I’m stuck inside this glass city. It is said there are hundreds of other cities in the world and yet I have never seen past the dunes outside Hou’s walls. In my dreams I have walked out over those dunes and have found a lush vibrant world full of peaceful people who offer up all their kindness and invite me into their homes which never need tune-locks because there is wealth everywhere. I awaken and the only reason I find not to kill myself, is cowardice.