August 18, 2019
This is the future and the past all at once. The three girls spent their "birthday"—their first day on the planet—dazed. "Newborns" come into the world at age 15. Memory-erasing machines are far from sophisticated. There's an ongoing petition at the Senate regarding its abolition. Why erase memories? Say the old souls. Why not? Say the young ones. Newborns are rarely afforded the courtesy of adjusting to their new world. New life. There is so much yet to be known here, but the authorities pretend they're good as is, resulting in families spending too long to gel.