“Her face felt as if it had been buzzed off pleasantly with a sander. The surgeon spoke like a wizard. She peeped from a hole in a stiff medical sheet covering her face, eyelids held back with a speculum. She’d been reduced to an eye, and the eyes would take their turns.”

From “Recovery Period” by Sasha Graybosch, original fiction recommended by Electric Literature.

Read it in Electric Literature’s weekly magazine, Recommended Reading.

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