THE LETTER • by Ken Liu

“How long?”

“Six months.”


“No chemo.” Wasted body. He’s resolute.

She looks. Then nods.

A kiss. Swelling belly.


Hi, Teddy.

Punch hard. Dance slow. Read lots. Kiss few.

Laugh loud, always.

Your Dad.

Ken Liu was a programmer before he became a lawyer, and he currently lives in the Greater Boston Area with his wife and daughter. His fiction has appeared / will appear in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and The Writers of the Future anthology, among other places.

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