I am becoming Alice. I have a gift. My Bigfoot body can shift into a human one. It’s a cool power, but the human world is a dangerous place…
While flying in uncolonized space, Elysa’s starship was damaged beyond repair. Desperate, she landed on a planet.
Illiam, a sentient world, had been alone for eons but only recently learned how painful loneliness could be.
Elysa, now stranded, must learn to work with Illiam, her survival depends on it.
By using poetry to explore her father’s cancer, hospitalization, and eventual death, Myra Bates invites the reader to witness her journey towards living without the dead.
this story begins by saying
Dad was always going to die
it was a stage four cancer diagnosis
nearly ten years before it took him
ten years is a long time to die