The Small World by Natalia Theodoridou
 
Natalia's work has previously appeared in Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, Flapperhouse, Strange Horizons, Crossed Genres, The Kenyon Review, and a bunch of other really great publications. It was a major coup to have her contribute to 200 CCs, and this story is lovely and smart; in short it's everything you'd expect from a writer of her caliber.

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