Through the Glass


We stand facing each other through the glass, two women whose lives intersect for a few fleeting moments. She seems curious, perhaps wondering why I’ve made this choice. I give her a moment to process whatever she’s feeling.

The moment passes.

Another moment passes.

I’m getting impatient. I paid for this, so she should do her job already. It’s not difficult, at least not in the physical sense. It’s just pushing a button. The machine takes care of the rest.

Finally, she nods and presses the button.


The beam fires, disassembling my naked body and erasing me from existence.

Copyright 2024 Olivia Zoe Quinn

Image by bertrand from Pixabay

Story notes

This is a quick zap drabble I wrote as a companion piece to another drabble by my good friend DustAndSpirals.

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Olivia Zoe Quinn lives in Ohio with her dog and two cats, who mostly get along. She is pursuing her BA in Creative Writing while working part-time in a lingerie shop. She may be found after hours standing motionless among the mannequins. Olivia is the Editor-in-Chief of Stone Cold Stories and an Associate Editor at Rock Hard Press and GAZMYK Magazine. Olivia is the author of the upcoming sci-fi erotica novel, StoneSport Chronicles: Volume 1, due out in the fall of 2024.

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