The first story Maya wrote...

The first story Maya wrote was about a world in which people split themselves in two instead of reproducing. In that world, every person could, at any given moment, turn into two beings, each one half his/her age… The heroine of Maya’s story was splitless. She had reached the age of eighty and, despite constant social pressure, insisted on not splitting. At the end of the story, she died.
—From Keret’s story “Creative Writing” in his new collection of short stories reviewed in The Millions : The Maturation of Etgar Keret

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