My story “Before the Last Hope Leaves” was published in Bewildering Stories issue 567.
“Notification: Citizen 23015-Kasti is approaching. Intention: Personal interaction.” The silky voice of my room’s AI pulls me out of some dark internal chasm where I’ve been hiding. “Can you lock the door?” I say without so much as turning my head. I thought Kasti would be in cold-sleep by now.