Mack W. Mani is an award winning author, poet, and screenwriter. His work has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Spectral Realms, The Pedestal Magazine, and The Rhysling Anthology. In 2018 he won Best Screenplay at The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. He currently lives with his husband in Portland, Oregon.
“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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