What is it to become memory?

She left this morning, and today I find myself in a field on a trail at the end of a trail running west, and the evening is approaching. Light glows on the horizon in tangerine and the softest of lemons, and the light on the earth gives way to shadows[…]

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Sister Love

Awakening

My sister and I shared a fertilized egg—our own monozygotic Big Bang. That let us share other things, too—intelligence, prowess, and heightened telepathic dexterity. These qualities made us valuable to the EctoRail Corporation, the company that created us on a distant outpost orbiting Pollux-b. Our pod had four pairs of twins,[…]

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The Middle Ground Between Light and Shadow

Dying in a car, or rather fighting to stay alive, requires focus and balance. Strung between asphalt and tree line, mangled fender and hewn elm trunk, paint chips, and woodchips. And the windshield and door glass smashed into slivers and dust glittering in the beam of the single remaining headlight[…]

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The Ages of Death

Death as an old woman. She sags inside her moss-green dress, her winter coat a fossil gray. Faded and tattered. Her hand clutches the cane she doesn’t bother to use, letting it drag behind her as she shuffles up to the ticket kiosk. One fare for the blue line. The[…]

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