Q: What is the scariest or most disturbing story you’ve ever read?
A: The most disturbing stories I read are ostensibly nonfiction, especially the narratives written to justify the unconscionable. Examples include the Requirimiento, asserting Spain’s authority over (read: invasion of) the Americas and often read—in Latin—to Indigenous peoples without any interpreter or even delivered to an empty beach, or Chief Judge Marshall’s justification in Johnson v. M’Intosh that “Conquest gives a title which the Courts of the conqueror cannot deny”.
C.H. Rosenberg’s story “Indicative of Future Results”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 May 2022.
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