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A Change of Character
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When Roland got his first girlfriend at age 23, he gave up role-playing games for her.

She didn’t force him to. She didn’t even know about it. He simply felt that his life was changing, and that he needed to make a break between his past and his future. What was more, he had to make that step irreversible—he had to destroy his characters.

A flash fiction story about growing up and letting go. And D&D. First published in Son and Foe issue #1.

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A Buildup of Days
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“Surely they’ve seen an adult before?”

“Sure. Begging on the street. Working in the cafeteria. Mopping the floors. And every time they go to the clinic to take advantage of those poor desperate humans, turning them into trashcans for their lives… Sure, there they see adults. But not in the offices, where we all get paid well enough to live in the right apartments and wear the right clothes and own the right toys and be the right age. We’re paid to conform, aren’t we. And I don’t.”

A story about love and redemption, set in a future society in which people have discovered a way to stay young forever–at a cost. First published in Son and Foe issue #1.

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