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She pumps her legs harder, lifts higher. Slapping back. Strike, strike, strike. She cannot slow. She must not sink, stone-skipping on webbed feet. On and on and ever on. Her arms burn with the effort of carrying her child.

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Read “Gennesaret” by Phoenix Alexander, in Issue #246 – Science-Fantasy Month 4

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Phoenix Alexander is currently completing his Ph.D. at Yale University. His research traces a Black, feminist genealogy of science fiction, centered on the life and work of Octavia Butler. His non-fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, and he is thrilled to have his debut short story publication in this special issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies! He tweets from the Twitter handle @dracopoullos.

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