Aniridia is wrestling with the end of the world, who has already used four illegal tactics including her teeth.
“You can’t win,” whispers the end of the world in Aniridia’s sweating ear. “You can’t even see what winning would look like.”
“Yeah,” grits Aniridia, “but it’s the only game in town.” Her teeth are grinding, and so is her shoulder, an inch from the ground.
“This isn’t a fair fight,” says the end of the world. She’s watching from the audience and checking her phone. “It’s not a fight at all.”
But, Aniridia knows–heart muscles trembling–it isn’t over either.