Her flesh is pink and healthy. Her muscles bunch and contract beneath mine. Her lungs fill with air and her heart beats. Each night I lie my allotted minutes beside her, content to listen to the sound of her breathing, to watch the quiver of her breasts as her chest rises and falls. In all these ways she’s alive, though her mind is the dead vacant emptiness of a hive creature of Antholos System. . .
My short story “Sarah 87” receives a star on Tangent Online’s 2010 Recommended Reading list. This story first appeared in issue #11 of Murky Depths, still available at the site.
Huge thanks to Tangent and to Nathan Goldman for the mention.