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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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The Strife of Captives

a scrap of freedom in the trash

salted, peppered and stewed in sewer stock
it passes the throats of a skeleton family
and spills back into soil, into waste

but one is not dead until one ceases to feed
resprout upon brittling bones
the flowering weight of meat