Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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True Prophecy

by Lee Morris

My father was a wise man. A man of secrets.

He knew, he said, that I would one day bring his death.

But he loved me and gave me everything I needed to bring life.

So I did not kill my father.

I saved him. Twice.

Now he lies in my surgery again. I cannot save him this time.

I can give him days of mindless pain. Or I can bring quiet comfort and peace.

© 2012 Lee Morris

Lee Morris believes it does no good to second guess an oracle. She has published in Bewildering Stories and in Flashshot.

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