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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Anne Carly Abad is working on a new novel. Her written work has appeared or will appear in NameL3ss Digest, Apex, and Strange Horizons.

Anne Carly Abad

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I thought someone knocked on the door again
it would be the water delivery or the food that I didn't order
yet still I peer through the peephole
the corridor a globe too vast
for one expecting a visitor who
never comes and yet whose birdwing care soars
perching on the crippling burden of gods
on newly-risen despots in strange lands
and beansprout revelations of infernal demise

oh, I did hear a knock
but it's a message asking how I am
can I say, here I am, still so tiny?
lest I be the cursed one who keeps the hero,

Ah, yes, I am well. And you?