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Sigh by Ben Serna-Grey

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“You said it had been about half a year while your eyes kept flittering around, unable to sustain contact with mine.”

You wake up, wires surrounding your head like a halo. You try to speak, but mechanical chirps emerge instead of words. The world may have ended, but your new life has just begun. This haunting story comes from author Ben Serna-Grey, a musician, writer, and fiction reviewer living in the Pacific Northwest.


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