Human Parts
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Human Parts

John Gorman

Aug 11, 2021

11 min read

FICTION

A Bedtime Story for Those Who Dare to Dream

Sisi and the ladder.

Photo by Antonin Duallia on Unsplash

“I want to see them,” Sisi said to her mother. “Now.”

She was seven, a young Venezuelan long before the time of Bolivar, and, as children often are, she was unafraid to dream.

“Well, Sisi,” said her mother as she ushered the young lass outside, “The stars are right…