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Loss with Chalk Diagrams by E. Lily Yu
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Loss with Chalk Diagrams

by E. Lily Yu

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In a near future, a medical procedure has made it possible to erase feelings of grief and trauma. Most people do this as a matter of course, as needed. However, the two women of this story, Rebekah and Linda, best friends since childhood, have never opted for the procedure. Linda takes a very 'gothic' attitude of embracing her pain as giving meaning to the positive things in her life. Rebekah is more 'mainstream' in attitude. Their two lives take different paths, and when Linda kills herself, Rebekah reassesses her decisions. There is a lot of subtle complexity of emotion here, and the story is a good jumping-off point to evaluate one's own attitude toward life... ( )
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