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"Evolution" at kill author

Thanks to the good folks at kill author for publishing my story "Evolution" alongside great work by Meg Pokrass, Sam Rasnake, Parker Tettleton, Rose Hunter, and more:

Later, when everyone is asleep, Alex tapes the pieces of the booklet together at the kitchen table, carefully lining up the tears so that no one can see them. She uses a whole roll of tape, but when she holds up the booklet to the light, it’s heavy and floppy and shiny with grids of Scotch stitches. Some squares are still missing, and Alex will never know what words, what pictures, are gone forever.

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