A Quiet Root

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“The Climate Suicides” by Alyssa Quinn

What makes spring spring? Phenology: the study of nature’s cycles. If the temperature builds and snaps unpredictably, if eggs hatch and leaves unfurl at all odd hours, how do we then tell time? 
When the corpses fall they fall with splash and hiss. Flame turning to steam, charred body sinking slow. Ash floats like wet-black feathers for weeks.
The citizen scientist has made and logged her observations.

Read it in Copper Nickel

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