Toasted Cake 72: After the Earthquake by Caroline M. Yoachim

Toasted Cake 72! In which the flutes of birthdays break. 

The entryway tiles were covered in a puddle of spilled memories--a week in the hospital, his grandfather's last ragged breaths, the funeral service in the pouring rain. 

First appeared right here in Daily SF. 

Caroline M. Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, Washington. She had six new stories come out in 2012, including appearances in Lightspeed, Interzone, and Daily Science Fiction. For more about Caroline, check out her website at

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