Here is the short story I wish I had written. I’ve been wanting to write something beautiful and horrible to express some of what I feel about what is going on in the world. I did have a story published in Metaphorosis which was one attempt, but as with most of my stories, it tipped over into optimism without my intending it to. I really don’t feel terribly optimistic, but my stories always seem to tilt that way.

At any rate, here is the story I should have written. You should read it and tell your friends about it.

The Propagator by Simone Kern