The Rememberer


"The Rememberer" is a short story by Aimee Bender, first published in fall 1997 issue of the Missouri Review. Later on it was published in August 1998, in her the anthology, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt.

The short story illustrates the narrator, Annie informing the reader of her lover, Ben, who is, as she says "experiencing reverse evolution." As Ben gets closer to becoming a one-cell organism, Annie reaches her limits and decides to free Ben into the ocean. The story ends with her forever remembering her lover, hoping that one day he'll come back.

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