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The Inner Light single work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 The Inner Light
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A short piece in which, over the course of a week, a woman discovers that she can eat the light and the experiences of the objects and people around her. Abandoned in the desert when imprisonment proves impractical, she resorts to eating herself and, with herself, the rest of the story.


  • The work has an epigraph from James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake: 'All moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, fright-day, shatterday'.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Burnt Toast no. 9 October 1991 Z1798270 1991 periodical issue 1991
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