The Weight of a Blessing
A Xuya universe story, with virtual spaces, dead aunts, and a generation’s struggle with their inheritance…
On her third visit to Sarah—on the last occasion that she sees her daughter, even if it is only in V-space—Minh Ha says nothing. There are no words left, no message of comfort that she could give her.
Instead, she takes Sarah’s hand, holds it tight until the last of the warmth has leached from her body into her daughter’s; and braces herself for the future.