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Another
An other
A sister
A brother
A best friend
A lover
A person who you once knew
As long as they mirror
Your own reflection
They are still human to you.

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what is a man fashioned from clay struck from gold beaten from tin don’t give him a heart don’t stitch up his tears just sew on some buttons for eyes make him dance make him sing tell silly jokes he’s a jester he’s a friend he’s a pillow no one no one prop it up build a ship put him in he’s the captain look at his hat the seas are on fire with slicks of spilt oil and the sunshine looks dark in comparison sink down sink lower beneath the waves you’re a seal you’re a martian you’re a…


Collapse collapse sound the alarm the fox is in the henhouse full moon shooting star swallowed by a black hole gravity consumption fatten up and fade away dig a hole a tiny hole warm and hidden and safe go away leave me be sleep sleep sleep disconnect and disappear completely and never be no need for goodbyes if you ever were sell a trinket for a meal make a life save life own it now it’s yours pressure pressure a boiling pot explosions no one hears the screams and shouts don’t let them see your cracks they’ll come with a…


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Calibration 74 is a serial novel experiment, posted raw and unedited as it is written. It is recommended you start at the beginning.

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Chapter Seventy-Four

Silence. Deathly silence.

And light from every direction.

No shadows. No footfalls. No screams and no shouts.

Just a room with a simple oak table.

And on that table, a box with a lock.

With the word “TRUTH” inscribed on its lid.

I tear open my chest. Pull my ribs apart.

And pluck the key from my heart.

A perfect fit. A click and a pop.

Shall I become Pandora?

My world…


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Calibration 74 is a serial novel experiment, posted raw and unedited as it is written. It is recommended you start at the beginning.

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Chapter Seventy-Three

20,000 leagues under the sea. War rages above. Every bursting bomb a flashlight. Every strike of lightning a vision. Eels slide by and clownfish laugh heartily.

A mermaid beckons me on.

I’ve nowhere to go. So, I follow.

King Neptune appears and hands me his trident. But I am no king of the sea.

He takes me hand and guides the point. A spark of light erupts from the tip. The eels…

William F. Aicher

Author of “philosophical” thrillers, sci-fi, horror, and sometimes the plain old bizarre. Buy my books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FyLbCT

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