Mysticism in ‘The Overstory’

Julie Borden
The Shortform
Published in
1 min readMar 11, 2024

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Olivia is a party girl who doesn’t care about much. She prides herself on being cold and callous. She is studying actuarial science, a field she chose because the idea of a career “calculating the cash value of death” appealed to her. But now she has lost interest and is sleepwalking through her final semester of college.

Then she has a near-death experience. Revived after more than a minute with no heartbeat…

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Julie Borden
The Shortform

Social worker, therapist, reader, writer, head-in-the-clouds dreamer, awed by most everything. (She/her) Reach me at JulieBordenLCSW@gmail.com.