If you want to fool a lie detector, you must actually believe the lie. If you want to survive torture, you must truly believe you’re giving up everything, while hiding the most essential and precious thing even from yourself, forgetting not just where you put it – but that it ever existed.

— Asher's Maxim 119

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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