By Ciera Horton McElroy
—This blackout poem is derived from This World is Taboo by Murray Leinster, 1961 (Project Gutenberg)
—Ciera Horton McElroy’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from AGNI, Bridge Eight, the Crab Orchard Review, Little Fiction, Lumina, and Flash Fiction Magazine among others. Her work has also received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train and Smokelong Quarterly. Ciera currently resides in Orlando, Florida and is represented by Folio Literary Management.