Igor had been on television, on a talk-show. He had sat beside his mother who translated for the talk show host. The audience had seemed amused. Soon afterward he had been invited to take part in a medical documentary, but his mother had objected.
Igor had never had a girlfriend. He enjoyed star-gazing with his telescope. The stars were soothing; comprehensible in a way nothing on Earth was, the very opposite of people. Living backward – walking, talking, capable only of backward motion, from birth, Igor was yet more often happy than sad. He had his mother. He had been on television.
Igor was first published in Snake in the Grass and Other Stories 2013, ISBN 978-0-99264-13-0-6