DAY 14 OF 30: H. PUEYO
14. H. Pueyo presents “Death Republic”
13. Scotty Milder presents “Giant and Child: A Fugue”
12. Lucy Taylor presents “If You Touch Me, I Can Cry”
11. Terry Dowling presents “The Key to Mabella”
10. Christi Nogle presents “The Apartment”
9. Baba Jide Low presents “Pretties / Serpent”
8. Kristi Petersen Schoonover presents “February Thaw”
7. Bentley Little presents “In the Valley”
6. Rex Burrows presents “Skandalopetra”
5. Alex Woodroe presents “Abandon”
4. Cody Goodfellow presents “Hand of Glory”
3. Natalia Theodoridou presents “The Mouth”
2. Jo Kaplan presents “Her. House.”
1. Michael Harris Cohen presents “Never Better”
In “Death Republic,” a nation’s population finds itself apathetically losing the fear of death.
We lost our fear of death on a day like any other. It might have been a Monday or a Thursday, or it might have been during the weekend—it doesn’t matter anymore, does it? Some say it started like a ball of yarn, as we slowly pulled the thread until all of us were tangled in it, tied by our necks and ankles and wrists, but I say it spread like a contagious disease.
How do you lose something so primal, so instinctive that even unicellular organisms can feel it? Easy: you don’t notice that it’s gone. You don’t think you ever needed it . . .
—Death Republic by H. PUEYO
ABOUT: H. PUEYO
H. Pueyo (@hachepueyo on Twitter) is an Argentine-Brazilian writer of comics and speculative fiction. She’s an Otherwise Fellow, and her work has appeared before in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, The Dark, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, among others. Find her online at www.hachepueyo.com.
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