Ari Goelman lives in Vancouver with his wife, their toddler and the rain. He has recently published stories in Talebones and Fantasy Magazine, among other venues. "Origin" marks his second appearance in Strange Horizons. His first Strange Horizons story, "Private Detective Molly," can be found in our archives, and is also available in podcast format on Escape Pod.
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