Q: Duckbilled platypus – result of divine distraction, or alternate universe crossover?
A: I can only hope for an alternative reality where the platypus is perfectly mundane; an entire ecosystem of egg-laying, bird-part-having, venomous mammals, where all the no doubt equally strange and venomous human-analogues are baffled by the humble Australian woodchuck or whatever we were supposed to get. I’d like to trade books and movies with that alternate dimension.
Jacob Coffin’s story “The Frozen Generation”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 February 2023.
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