Illustration by Davi Augusto

Dies Irae

Lidia Zuin
18 min readDec 5, 2023

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Disclaimer: This is a short fictional story originally published in 2009, in Portuguese. It has been re-published and incorporated to the novel REQU13M. This is a translation.

Bad trip. The watch’s beep-beep woke her up with a high-pitched, hoarse, irritating scream. How lovely would it be to have, right in front of her, something big enough to kick and release all the sudden, inexplicable hatred. But she was lying on the pavement, with her…

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Lidia Zuin

Brazilian journalist, MA in Semiotics and PhD in Visual Arts. Researcher and essayist. Technical and science fiction writer.