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Internal Combustion

by Lucy A. Snyder

Issue 5 :: Winter 2009 (poetry)

The lady on the exercise show
talks in calories burned
every hour. 413 for tennis
if you don't have a partner;
236 for soothing Tai Chi.


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"Internal Combustion" is roughly 93 words.

Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the upcoming Del Rey novel Spellbent and the collections Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Farthing, Masques V, ChiZine, GUD, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. You can learn more about her at