"Footnotes in Ashes"
J. Matthew Gottwig
J. Matthew Gottwig

This interactive fiction first appeared in sub-Q Magazine

The waves stop rolling, and the ocean becomes glass. I drift aboard the lifeboat for days. I saved my wife’s ashes(a) from the wreckage but little else. I’m thirsty.

My lifeboat had a slow leak, which I patched. I check it constantly and almost never sleep. I realize now I should never have abandoned ship.

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