Tower of Light Magazine July 2009 Fantasy, 2,400 words

After a hard life spent suffering from other peoples' greed, Diana doesn't think an afterlife spent stuck on the banks of the River Acheron is so bad—until she realizes that even here, the greed and suffering goes on. What will Diana do, now that she has nothing left to lose?

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