This piece was published in Havok Magazine's issue 2.1 ("Frostbite") in January 2015. It is still available in digital and print formats at the below link.

The Story

Two lovers suffer under a longtime curse of separation: one is doomed to immortality, an eternity of remembering and waiting for the other, who is endlessly reincarnated with no memories of the past. They reunite once again on a cold and rainy night.

TIOT was inspired by a walk through the Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris in mid-2014. The sight of the gothic sepulchres in the early morning mist was impressive (in every sense of the word) to my young American eyes. I wrote, edited, submitted, and sold this story all within 6 months of that day.