“Extinction” / A Memorable Fancy #275

“The problem with forgetting,” said the man in the dark suit, “is that you have to remember what you’ve tried so vainly to forget – before you can forget, excise it from your mind scrape by scrape. In fact, that’s the key, isn’t it? ‘Extinction,’ we call it. Over and over and over, remember everything you can about her in the utmost detail, about how you and she were, together, and how you imagined she was when you were alone.

The more you feel your pulse rising, your hands shaking, the closer you are to ‘extinction’; that’s when you finally forget all those bad things that happened.

“How long will it take? That’s up to you. Some people succeed in as little as four-five weeks. A few never do. In your case, let’s aim for two months. I think I can get your case postponed that long. Then you can honestly say you never hurt her at all; or not that badly, anyway.”

 

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