Alex Shvartsman is a writer, anthologist, and translator from Brooklyn, NY. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Fireside, and other venues. He's the winner of the 2014 WSFA award and a two-time Canopus award finalist. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.
K. A. Teryna is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and illustrator. A number of her stories have been published in Russian SF magazines Esli, Mir Fantastiki, and others since 2008. English translations of her stories have appeared in Apex and Podcastle. She lives in Moscow.
“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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