Aphelion Issue 265, Volume 25
September 2021
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A Tale

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Julia Mraczny

Once upon a time, in the land of acid rains, where the air is saturated with poisonous fumes, there were living corpses - dull minds stuck in bodies.

Although life was smouldering in them they were already dead, as programmed robots.

Mechanically, they were going through every new day: to work, from work, children, eating, sleeping, fucking, goddamn it!

Their lifeless existence was submerged in the senseless vegetation.

Probably that's why they accepted with joy and liveliness the fact that any day now a meteorite will hit the Earth. They were glad that it would free them from the ugly lifelessness.

2020 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in the USA and Spain: Anomaly (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), Escape (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press); in Poland: Deathbirth (2008 - Armoryka publishing house), Anima vilis (2010 - Initium publishing house), Grobbing (2012 - Novae Res publishing house), Deathbirth and other stories (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house), Z życia Dr Abble (2013 - Agharta publishing house), Orgazmokalipsa (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house), Anomalia (Forma publishing house), Ucieczka (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house); he has been included in anthologies in USA, Poland, Russia, and Germany, and has had stories published in PLAYBOY magazine (Slovak edition), USA, England, Czech Republic, Russia, Brasil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico

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