The Egg by Andy Weir

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Kim OHara
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The Egg by Andy Weir

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:58 am

Another take on reincarnation, for that quiet time between Christmas and New Year - or any other down-time, I guess.

The Egg by: Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that’s when you met me.
“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.

Read the whole short story here: http://www.galactanet.com/oneoff/theegg_mod.html

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Re: The Egg by Andy Weir

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:11 am

Thanks Kim.
Similar in theme to Arthur C. Clarke's 'Childhood's End'.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Egg by Andy Weir

Postby denise » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:41 pm

hi Kim....one year and a month later i enjoyed your posting of The Egg..thanks! :smile:

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Re: The Egg by Andy Weir

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:06 am

denise wrote:hi Kim....one year and a month later i enjoyed your posting of The Egg..thanks! :smile:

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