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October 2016, vol 12 no 3

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Alexis Rotella

Bad Niece

I'm the one responsible for her two falls, the last that led to a broken hip with time spent in rehab when the aliens came for her and she called to demand I notify the authorities. It's all because of those pajamas with the cuffs I gave her for Christmas, the ones with the matrioska doll print.

The family says she doesn't trust me, she's looking for a new power of attorney, another executor. I am the bad niece, the one who is the only one who visits, the only one who's there.

Bringing autumn
with them