This piece by Natalie Mitchell won first place in the Clark Writes flash sci-fi contest. Going in an interesting direction with the realm of science fiction, Natalie blends together a great mixture of humor and sincere creepiness. Read the piece in its entirety below.
By Natalie Mitchell
Hello? Hello! No, ma’am, don’t hang up the phone, I have the right number. My sources have notified me that you have recently lost someone, someone you love, someone you cared about more than anything in this world, and now the world feels empty to you. Am I correct? My sources are unimportant, but I’m calling you to tell you about a revolutionary new product, a product to end grief itself and halt your spiral into the dark abyss that is your own grappling for meaning on this planet and processing the loss of someone who was integral to that. I’m talking about the Forever Box!