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by Víctor Parra Avellaneda

They see me

I’m trapped in a situation that can’t be resolved. It’s impossible. I look at myself in the mirror and I can see a world so similar to mine. The same window in the back, but I can’t see the universe behind it: it’s an illusion. I think the same thing happens with me, I am the illusion for the one in the mirror, the one who looks at me.

˙ǝɯ ʇɐ sʞool oɥʍ ǝuo ǝɥʇ ,ɹoɹɹıɯ ǝɥʇ uı ǝuo ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ uoısnllı ǝɥʇ ɯɐ ı ,ǝɯ ɥʇıʍ suǝddɐɥ ƃuıɥʇ ǝɯɐs ǝɥʇ ʞuıɥʇ ı ˙uoısnllı uɐ s’ʇı :ʇı puıɥǝq ǝsɹǝʌıun ǝɥʇ ǝǝs ʇ’uɐɔ ı ʇnq ,ʞɔɐq ǝɥʇ uı ʍopuıʍ ǝɯɐs ǝɥʇ ˙ǝuıɯ oʇ ɹɐlıɯıs os plɹoʍ ɐ ǝǝs uɐɔ ı puɐ ɹoɹɹıɯ ǝɥʇ uı ɟlǝsʎɯ ʇɐ ʞool ı ˙ǝlqıssodɯı s’ʇı ˙pǝʌlosǝɹ ǝq ʇ’uɐɔ ʇɐɥʇ uoıʇɐnʇıs ɐ uı pǝddɐɹʇ ɯ’ı

ǝɯ ǝǝs ʎǝɥʇ


Víctor Parra Avellaneda was born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, in 1998. He studies biology at the University Center of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Guadalajara. He writes fiction, much of it speculative (hard science, terror, utopias, dystopias). He experiments with decadent realities, where biological aspects predominate along with the development of the characters. He also plays with satire and social criticism.