A chilling tale of science, science fiction, and how we break.
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"What do you want, Andy?" I ask.
He's barely looked past the lip of his coffee cup since we sat down, which means he wants something. That's fine. I want something too. And if he makes me come all the way to campus to this outdoor café near his lab so he can remind himself we're still friends so he can ask, then so be it.
He takes another sip of coffee and finally looks me in the eye. "How've you been, Joe?"
"What do you want, Andy?"
He breaks eye contact, frowns, and rocks his cup back and forth over an imperfection in the grated
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Kelly Lagor lives in San Diego. This is her first published story.