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"If you turn away from the natural gifts that God has given you, or the universe has given you, you're going to grow old too soon."
- Ray Bradbury

Sloth Pill  
  A medication to induce a kind of somnolence like short-term hibernation; used in air travel.  

Shep isn't one for flying... he washes down a half-day sloth pill with a complimentary vial of vodka and hopes he'll see less than an hour of the flight to Los Angeles...

The sloth pill, ordered from the recesses of the Internet, is meant to treat insomnia, but it should make short work of long-haul. Along with reducing the appetite and slowing the digestive tract, the pill contains a thinning agent, so you don't have to worry about clots. The comedown - general aches and fogginess, sometimes the visual distortions a person with epilepsy might describe before a seizure - is worth the sensation of burning through time.

From The Breach, by M.T. Hill.
Published by Titan Books in 2020
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