Placed Into Abyss (Mise en Abyse) by Rachel Swirsky

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Description

From Nebula Award-winning author Rachel Swirsky comes a time traveling adventure Placed into Abyss (Mise en Abyse), a Tor.com Original short story.

Chris would rather be anywhere but here, cleaning out his deceased, hateful grandparents’ house with his relatives. Each room he visits takes him back in time to another traumatic memory. To escape this house and his grandparents and his past, he’ll need to take time travel into his own hands.

***Content warning for fictional depictions of verbal, physical, and sexual child abuse.***

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

My thoughts

This is one of the most harrowing short stories I’ve ever read because it rings so heartrendingly true. It was an uncomfortable read but I couldn’t tear myself away and I suspect will stay with me for a while.

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