I was reborn as a moth and knew instantly that I didn’t have much time. You don’t think you’ll feel the lifespan, but you do. In that split second of becoming, you understand exactly what you are. There was nothing, and then there was light, and then I knew everything I would ever get to know. When death came it was small, like me.
NATALIE WARTHER is a senior writer at 72andSunny and an M.F.A candidate at Bennington College. She is a prose reader for GASHER Journal. Her most recent fiction is forthcoming in X-R-A-Y, Maudlin House, MoonPark Review, and the 2021 Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology. Natalie lives in Los Angeles.