Death & Dahlia
April Coughlan Wong
Dahlia has just given birth and wakes up in the hospital to discover that her boyfriend Milo has vanished. Believing he has abandoned them should be shock enough, but she soon learns that he has only six months to live. Dahlia's one of the lucky ones, she has lots of time left, but her boyfriend - he's either lying, or he's defying the system and they aren't going to let him get away with that.
Meanwhile, Dahlia is forced to deal with the impending deaths of some very close loved ones and returns to her hometown, where she finds herself falling back into familiar comforts with an old flame.
What is it like to live under a system that plays God? How does it feel to know exactly how much time you have left to live? And what happens if you don't die when you are supposed to?