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Turn to God or Turn Away

By Jeff Somers
Mar 20, 2019 · 5,849 words · 22 minutes

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Art by Markus Spiske.  

From the author: We think of putting our minds in The Cloud and we think immortality. But time is subjective, and so is freedom.


<DR>I think and I'm standing in a field of gently swaying grass, a bright round sun shining above me. Too big, not the real sun. I take it down a notch. I'm standing in the center of the field, me at twenty, thinner and sharper-looking than I ever was. I cloak myself in my favorite skin, what I like to call Burnt Hacker: black leather, unshaven cheeks, wrap-around sunglasses.

I think and I'm in a club in New York City I remember from my existence.

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