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“Post-traumatic stress disorder” became another word for “normal” after the war. “ Dysthymia ,” “ intermittent explosive disorder,” and “ cyclothymia, ” also grew into popularity after the ash swallowed up the sun and all of the vegetation along with it. “It’s a coping mechanism you’ve created in order to maintain some semblance of control.” [...]
We got Richie on my tenth birthday. I knew about him ahead of time—you don’t just buy your kid a twenty-thousand-dollar piece of equipment without making sure he really wants one—and expected he would come in a box, like our refrigerator or dryer. Instead, at about eleven o’clock that morning, the doorbell rang. “I think [...]
Under the faucet’s fractal drip A community of microbes Blunt-tipped but dendritic Hierarchical but disordered Flourished for many moments Are we as fleeting as these Ephemerae, relatively speaking, Satellites of ice and stone Versus organic systems splitting And ending along time’s arrow? Mercury’s orbit owns chaotic elements Making it the least stable of the worlds; [...]
Softly fluid the mist wolves ran, coalescing out of the night fog along the embankment, loping towards the inhabited streets above. The boy watched with shock and fear as their elongated snouts formed from the pearly drops of mist along the river, sniffing for prey. Prey like him. He turned and ran, feeling their cold [...]
Susan didn’t hate her brother. She had been told that enough to know. “Susie. Love your little brother.” She just didn’t like him much. But she definitely loved him. That was what big sisters had to do. And as much as she hated to admit it, she was Walter’s big sister. So, she didn’t really [...]
As he dropped the sword with a shout, it at last dawned on Reginald that when a merchant tells you something is cursed, do not buy it. The peddler certainly seemed sincere with his promises of certain glory, unparalleled riches, and ceaseless adventure. Even now, even after he knew he had been swindled, the young [...]