Coli and her sister have gotten their ship out of hock, but without enough crew, the Choosaraf will slide back into debt. They need a Negotiator to help the merchant clanship recover — and Coli will have to find one on her own, without her sister guarding her back.

Previously published as “Recruiting,” in Shanda Fantasy Arts’ Fantastic Furry Stories #2 and Sofawolf’s Best in Show, this 6,700 word short story is a direct sequel to Spoonfuls of Sugar. It is available at: