In case you missed it, one of my stories is available to read for free on Diabolical Plots this month. “Sustaining Memory” is a science fiction short story about a woman losing her memories one at a time to power a machine that could restore life to her dead planet.
Memories are an interesting subject to write about because there are so many aspects of them that lend themselves easily to fantasy or science fiction stories. What I chose to examine was the impact memories have on our sense of self. The main character of the story must feed her memories into a machine that might make her desolate planet habitable for life again, but as she performs this action she loses her sense of self one piece at a time. Duty to her mission drives her to commit this act of self-destruction, but she is acutely aware of what it means.
I hope you enjoy the story, it’s one of my favorites.