M. Ian Bell lives in New Jersey, where he teaches English and math. He mentors adolescents during the school year and co-directs a boys’ camp in New Hampshire in the summer. His work can also be found in Shimmer Magazine, and you can follow him on Twitter @m_ianbell.
In the morning, when the fog lies thick and heavy on the water, I sit at my workbench and seed the next simulant. It takes fourteen double-C commands to move the digital embryo into the simulation tank and begin the process.