Patrick M. Ohana
A medical writer who reads and writes fiction and some nonfiction, although the latter may appear at times like the former. All my stories (over 2,200 pieces) will be available on shakespearesshoes.blog.
I was born on Earth, around 406,144 km from the Moon. Those with multiple previous lives — there are more than enough on Vocal and beyond — may have been born elsewhere in the Cosmos, unlucky them. Maybe someone was born on the Moon too, as the artificial flying rock they were living on, or in, had to refuel. Some dust may have value for non-Earthlings, and Earth may have been dinosaur-heaven at that time, or with no apparent transmissible intelligence.
Abortion Is Not the Worst Outcome
Il n’en reste pas moins que nous trions les femmes pour jouir au-dedans, ce qui ne nous empêchera jamais de voir à l’intérieur de leurs yeux des fleurs sèches et aplaties quand elles sont tristes, des fontaines de papillons vibrionnants quand nous leur prodiguons le bonheur qu’elles méritent. Elles sont là qui nous inventent, nous traversent, nous habitent : une fois aimées, elles restent en nous comme des œuvres, des livres relus, éternelles comme les reflets du bronze. (The fact remains that we sort women to relish inside, which will never prevent us from seeing dry and flattened flowers inside their eyes when they are sad, fountains of vibrating butterflies when we lavish on them the happiness that they deserve. It is here that they invent us, pass through us, live in us: once loved, they remain in us like works, books reread, eternal as the reflections of bronze.) Yann Moix, from Naissance (Birth)