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February 2014 ISSUE

The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul

Our second piece of audio fiction for February is “The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul” written by Natalia Theodoridou and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February 2014 ISSUE

The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul

a=38. This is the first holy number.
Stand still. Still. In the water. Barely breathing, spear in hand. One with the hand.
A light brush against my right calf. The cold and glistening touch of human skin that is not human. Yet, it’s something. Now strike. Strike.

Theo had been standing in the sea for hours—his bright green [...]