Catherynne Valente is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of forty books of science fiction and fantasy, including the Fairyland series, Space Opera, Deathless, The Refrigerator Monologues, and Palimpsest. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner and son.
“Ask me something only I would know.”
You say this to your wife because you know you’re human. You can feel it in the familiar ache in your back, and the fear writhing in your guts. You feel it in the cold seeping into your bare feet from the kitchen floor. You know you’re real because you remember.
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