Ghosts of the Past

She knew the face — the finely etched lines, the slicked back hair, the sallow skin — but the familiar yellow eyes had none of the depth she remembered.

“You seem familiar,” he said, aware of her attention.  He scrutinized her face.  “Do I know you?”

“No,” she said.  “I thought you were someone I loved once, but I see now my mistake.  Have you a name?”

“I am called B4,” he said.

She smiled.  “I wish you well.”

Thank you,” he said as inclined his head, a gesture she knew all too well.

With great sadness Rhea McAdams watched him go.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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