Paradigm Shift

“Paradigm Shift”
Electric Velocipede 26
Ed. John Klima
March 1, 2013

First Lines

The Metallic Destroyer, they call me, the Nightmare. No blood-blushed lips. No quivering eyelashes. Not one follicle of hair. My pumps hiss at varying rates: thirty and ten and fifteen compressions a minute. Each system whirring with its separate sound: circulatory and lymphatic and so much more. I no longer speak, but I can hear: Little Miss Nightmare, they call me, just another teenage bad dream.

 

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Electric Velocipede is a Hugo Award winning and World Fantasy Award nominated speculative fiction magazine from editor John Klima.

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