Our featured fiction this week is The Knot by Mari Ness.
She knows how useless this is, how pointless.
Even if she could remember the exact spot – and as she has repeatedly told everyone, again and again, told herself, again and again, she can’t – the one thing she can remember is that very long moment between his cry and the thump.
Truth be told, Mari Ness has always been a bit terrified of dark, underground places. Her fiction and poetry have previously appeared in Tor.com, Clarkesworld Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, and Strange Horizons, among other places. For details, see her official blog at marikness.wordpress.com. She lives in central Florida, and you can follow her rambles on Twitter at mari_ness.